Bryce Petty avoids major scare on shoulder
The New York Jets got a sigh of relief when it came to the shoulder injury quarterback Bryce Petty suffered in preseason Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Luckily for quarterback Bryce Petty, everything will be okay when it comes to the shoulder injury he, unfortunately, sustained in the Week 4 preseason finale between the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.
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Petty, playing to secure a roster spot on the Jets, stepped up and delivered a solid game with hopes of proving he can be a future franchise quarterback. He has the arm strength, accuracy, and football IQ to one day be in a competition to earn a starting spot.
Fans were worried that Petty’s shoulder injury might cause the Jets to consider cutting him but that won’t be the case. Petty played well enough throughout the preseason to pretty much keep him as an option for the future.
The Jets’ quarterback situation continues to be an interesting one, as was the case all offseason long. It’s hard to envision the Jets keeping all four quarterbacks in Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith, Petty, and Christian Hackenberg but it’s looking more to be reality heading into 2016.
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As per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, head coach Todd Bowles has this to say on the latest with Petty, his injury, and what impact it will have on the final 53-man roster:
On Bryce Petty’s injury update…
It’s just a bruised shoulder. He’s bruised.
On if there is any structural damage to Petty’s shoulder…
On if Petty is a candidate for injured reserve…
No, it’s too early to tell. We’re still waiting to see the recovery time. We’re just going to assess him this week and see how it goes with treatment.
On if Petty could be placed on injured reserve before the roster reductions…
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Overall, Petty will heal up and at least for now, can continue honing his craft on the sideline from those around him to hopefully one day be the next man up. It might be another year or so but Petty is in a very good situation with the Jets regarding his future.