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Marcus Maye expected to miss three weeks due to injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Marcus Maye #26 of the New York Jets reacts in the first half after making a defensive stop against Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Marcus Maye #26 of the New York Jets reacts in the first half after making a defensive stop against Chris Hogan #15 of the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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The New York Jets got hit with another injury to their defensive secondary as safety Marcus Maye will miss about three weeks of action due to a broken thumb injury.

The injuries are now piling up for the New York Jets. After their impressive Week 6 win over the Indianapolis Colts, the Jets got hit with yet another big injury. As per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, safety Marcus Maye broke his right thumb which was in a cast following Sunday’s game.

This doesn’t bode well for the defensive secondary of the Jets as already, cornerback Trumaine Johnson is dealing with a strained quadriceps injury and cornerback Buster Skrine has a nagging concussion injury.

For now, it looks like head coach Todd Bowles might have a rotation at safety involving Terrence Brooks and Doug Middleton. They’re nowhere near the caliber of Maye but a rotation at safety with both players might help hold the fort until Maye is medically cleared to return.

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It’s unclear at this point in time if safety Rontez Miles will be able to fully compete in Week 7 action against the Minnesota Vikings as he’s returning from IR after having knee surgery. He will likely need a week or so to get back into the swing of things and ready to contribute if needed.

The Jets are hurting a bit more than usual at this point in the season. While their offense appears to have finally started to create an identity for itself, their defense still leaves much to the imagination. They continue to allow quarterbacks to have big days against their secondary and now with Maye out of the picture, it could turn into a nightmare even before Halloween is here.

Hopefully, Maye has a speedy recovery and comes back ready to continue his domination. Otherwise, the Jets will once again find themselves in another losing streak against some of the better opponents they’ll be facing over these next few weeks.

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