Damien Woody out with knee injury

The Jets lost starting right tackle Damien Woody to a right knee injury in the first quarter yesterday.

I am pretty sore right now,” Woody said. “Somebody fell on the side of my knee, don’t know exactly who it was, but I am gonna get treatment and see where it’s at.”

With less than two minutes to play in the first quarter, the 12-year veteran was blocking Texans DE Mario Williams when Mark Anderson came around at Sanchez. Anderson fell backward and on to the side of Woody’s leg.

After an initial examination in the locker room – he did not have an MRI or X-rays – Woody returned to the sideline without his helmet or shoulder pads.

“I was trying to be smart, it just wouldn’t loosen up,” said Woody, who rode the stationary bike on the sidelines during the second quarter. “I’ll talk to the doctor again. Once I talk to the doctor again, see where I am, we’ll get full details. Have to see where we are at.”

After the game Woody said he was told it was a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury, which was probably the best news he could have received.

Woody’s status is unknown for Thursday Night’s Game against Cincinnati.

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