New York Jets Injury Update

By Alan Schechter

Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets running back John Griffin (24) is carted off the field in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Just wanted to bring you some updates on the injuries from tonight’s game against the Lions:

It looks like the worst is to running back John Griffin. According to coach Rex Ryan after the game, the injury is major. John Griffin broke his leg, which obviously is a major setback. He was opening eyes at training camp with blazing speed, so this is a tough break for Griffin.

Garrett McIntyre left with a knee injury. The report that it is not serious, but especially this year, it always is worth taking notice of whenever anyone has a knee injury. We will keep you updated when there is more to say.

Now to Geno Smith. It looks like his injury was not serious at all. Here is Rich Cimini’s tweet from the locker room after seeing Geno:

Geno Smith’s ankle doesn’t look too bad. No walking boot. Just compression sleeve and electronic stim. #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 10, 2013

Others in the locker room observed Geno walking without a limp, which is a great sign. He said if this were the regular season, he would have come back in the game, and he expects to practice right away this week.

Big break for Geno Smith, because any lost practice time would have stacked heavily against him in the QB competition.