The New York Jets have been without C.J. Mosley for the majority of the season due to a groin injury. However, the team's best linebacker is also dealing with a core muscle injury along with his groin.
In last month's game against the New England Patriots, Mosley attempted to suit up for the Jets. Despite being able to play, he wasn't feeling like himself and he knew that he could no longer play with the injury.
“It started in the groin and it worked its way up to my lower abs, which sucked,” Mosley said. “I tried my best to finish the [Patriots] game, but I was literally playing on one leg.”
Mosley finished the game with three tackles, but he was moving around gingerly with his groin ailment. Now, the Pro-Bowl linebacker will have to go through a recovery process before being able to play again for New York.
“It’s a 6-8 week process. I’m still in phase one right now, which is balancing,” he said. “I just started walking as part of my rehab. It’s a slow process. You have to take it day by day.”
With the Jets having an abysmal 1-7 record, they could decide to keep Mosley out regardless of his health. There's no doubt that New York's decision to sign Mosley in the offseason hasn't gone according to plan.
Before Mosley joined the Jets, he spent his first five seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens. While with the Ravens, he only missed three games due to injury.