Slauson injury not serious

By Marc A. Greenberg

Courtesy of the Daily News:

New York Jets Left guard Matt Slauson insisted his absence from practice Wednesday with a right knee injury isn’t a cause for concern. The second-year pro hurt himself on the final offensive play in Sunday’s overtime win over the Lions. Although an MRI revealed no structural damage, team trainers took a cautious approach by keeping Slauson out of practice.

He ran without incident and pronounced himself “fine” for Thursday’s practice. Rob Turner will fill in if Slauson isn’t able to go against the Browns on Sunday. Part of the Jets’ offensive line’s success in the past couple years has been continuity. They’ve had the same five starters along the line for the past two seasons.

“I know there’s a lot of guys with a lot of long streaks,” Slauson said. “So I’m not about to mess that up.”