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Jets QB Zach Wilson Injured in Preseason Opener

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New York Jets Quarterback Zach Wilson left Friday night’s preseason game with a knee injury.

This is a developing story, and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Saturday August, 13 (2:50PM)

The 33rd Team’s own Dr. Jess Flynn, M.D expects the injury to be on the longer side of the 2-4 week window.

UPDATE: Saturday August, 13 (11:26 AM)

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Wilson’s knee injury is a bone bruise and meniscus tear and he is expected to miss only 2-4 weeks.

 

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While scrambling against the Philadelphia Eagles, Wilson cut back, his right knee buckled, and he went down to the ground. Wilson then struggled to put pressure on his leg and limped off the field.

The 33rd Team’s Bill Polian recently wrote about preseason injuries being a general manager’s worst nightmare. 

“As a general manager in the NFL,” Polian said, “you’re scared to death this time of year. You go into every preseason game holding your breath about the possibility of injury because these games don’t count in the standings. It literally keeps you up at night.”

After the game, Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh told reporters Wilson’s ACL is “intact” and the team await the results of an MRI.

Shortly after Saleh’s press conference, SYN’s Connor Hughes was told the Jets believe the injury is not season-ending.

If Wilson does miss significant time, The 33rd Team’s Marty Mornhinweg believes the Jets will be ok under the guidance of his former quarterback, and current New York backup, Joe Flacco.

“The Jets are in good hands,” Mornhinweg said. “Joe is a big man with a big arm. He’s extremely consistent with excellent football acumen and great leadership skills for the younger skill players. Joe is a Super Bowl MVP. If the Jets keep him upright and healthy, I think the playoffs are still a real possibility.”

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