Sept 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches a pass while being defended by San Francisco 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half at MetLIfe Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Could we see the beginning of training camp without Santonio Holmes? It is becoming more and more of a possibility.
We encountered this possibility during the season last year, following the Holmes injury. Dr. Neal Blitz from NYC talked with us about the complexity of this Lisfranc injury, and how it can affect a player long-term. It doesn’t help that Santonio also needed a second procedure in February to remove plates from his foot.
In an “Around the League” report earlier today, the Jets are becoming more concerned that, although Holmes has looked good on a limited basis, may still have to begin camp on the PUP, or the “Physically Unable to Perform List”. Here is Rex on the subject:
“He’s doing a decent job but we’ll see how he is in training camp,” Ryan said via, the New York Daily News. “There’s a possibility he starts out on the PUP (list), I’m not sure, but he seems to be doing well.”
On it’s face, this isn’t the biggest deal. Even if he starts camp on the list, it doesn’t mean he will be on the list come week one of the regular season. It just deserves being watched, as these foot injuries are more than unpredictable.