The 2019 season didn't go as planned for C.J. Mosley in his first year with the New York Jets due to a groin injury. While he continues to make progress, Mosley shared his recovery status from groin surgery, per ESPN's Rich Cimini.
C.J. Mosley gave me update on surgically repaired groin: “I wouldn’t say it’s 100%. I haven’t made those (cutting) movements, but I feel good. Mentally and physically, I feel great. It’s just a matter of getting on the field + doing it.” Expects to be ready for t camp. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 6, 2020
Last offseason, Mosley signed with the Jets after he spent his first five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. During his tenure with the Ravens, Mosley never had any injury concerns, missing just three games in five years.
Therefore, New York felt comfortable making the four-time Pro-Bowler the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL (at the time). In his debut with the Jets, Mosley was able to contribute six tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pick-six in Week 1 versus the Buffalo Bills.
However, Mosley was unable to finish the game, sustaining an injury to his groin. The injury was serious enough to sideline the veteran linebacker for over a month, with him returning in Week 7. Despite his efforts to return, it was evident that Mosley wasn't going to be able to play through the injury.
Rather than undergo the surgery on his groin after Week 7, Mosley and the Jets elected to wait and see if he could return at the end of the season. Seeing that he wasn't able to return, Mosley finally underwent surgery on his groin in December.
It's safe to say that Mosley and the Jets likely regret waiting for him to undergo surgery, allowing him to recover in a more timely manner. Nevertheless, even though he isn't at 100 percent yet, Mosley believes he'll be ready for training camp later this year.