Jets QB Zach Wilson’s knee injury timetable after MRI, revealed
New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson left Sunday’s blowout loss to the New England Patriots early after suffering a knee injury. There was some optimism that it wasn’t serious though and it appears it’s not season-ending. Via Adam Schefter:
An MRI confirmed a sprained PCL for Jets’ QB Zach Wilson, who now is expected to be sidelined 2-4 weeks, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2021
This could definitely be worse for Wilson and the Jets. To be fair though, it’s not exactly surprising considering the beating that he’s taken this season. Wilson took a couple of hard hits in the second quarter which ultimately led to his departure. At that point, the Jets were down 17-0 but the game ended in a 54-13 defeat.
Prior to exiting, the rookie signal-caller completed 6 of 10 passes for 51 yards. Mike White came in and backed him up, throwing for 202 yards and two interceptions. The Jets are now 1-5 on the year and will have to get by without Wilson for the foreseeable future. It doesn’t get any easier in Week 8 either as they take on Joe Burrow and the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals, who just dominated the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Hopefully, White can hold it down for the time being. In 2021, Wilson has already been sacked 19 times. That being said, it’s not surprising he was injured sooner considering the atrocious coverage he’s received from his dismal offensive line.
Good luck to him on a speedy recovery.