Report: Muhammad Wilkerson Injury Not Serious

By Alan Schechter

Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) leaves the field on a cart during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

OK ladies and gentlemen, let us all get together on this Monday morning, and give a collective ‘exhale’. Go! That should feel good.

Brian Costello of the New York Post is reporting this morning that the injury sustained by Muhammad Wilkerson is not believed to be serious. The word is that if Mo’s injury was serious, he would have been placed on the IR with designation to return, instead of Mark Sanchez.

You remember that Mo Wilkerson left the game against the New England Patriots late, and limping. The fear that coach Ryan had was that the injury might be a “high ankle sprain”, which as we have seen many times before, is difficult to come back from.

More will be known as the Jets get back to practice this week, but this can only be a good sign. To be successful, the Jets need Mo Wilkerson around and on the football field. It looks like the Jets may have dodged a bullet on this one.