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Breaking down preseason Week 1 injuries

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 10, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 10, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Two players of the New York Jets, unfortunately, suffered injuries in their 17-0 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in preseason Week 1.

In their preseason home opener, the New York Jets defeated the Atlanta Falcons 17-0. It was the first time in franchise history they actually shut out an opponent in preseason action. Excitement was in the air for Jets football to finally be back as the team took care of business from start to end.

Unfortunately for the Jets, two players were injured from this preseason Week 1 matchup. As confirmed by Rich Cimini of ESPN, running back Isaiah Crowell suffered a head/neck injury and is currently being evaluated for a concussion. Cornerback Buster Skrine injured his shoulder but isn’t a serious injury at all which is good news.

Quarterback Sam Darnold suffered a cut on his non-throwing hand after being on the receiving end of a spiked shoe. He was bleeding but had it looked at by trainers and was determined to be nothing serious. Darnold then wore a glove on his left hand to ensure it wouldn’t get further aggravated.

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For precautionary reasons, head coach Todd Bowles kept several players on the sideline to have them heal up and not be rushed into game action. Tight end Chris Herndon didn’t play at all and was kept out of the game with an undisclosed injury.

Defensive tackle Steve McLendon didn’t play due to a leg injury he suffered in training camp. Offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum was also held out of playing due to a foot injury that required him to be in a boot for a few days.

Finally, wide receiver Quincy Enunwa also didn’t play due to a thumb injury he suffered in training camp but the good news is he’s recovering well. He was initially set to miss about a week or two of action due to it but could see his preseason return in Week 2.

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