The New York Jets could be without Jamal Adams for the foreseeable future. Here are all the details and what it means for the rest of 2019.
Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse, they did.
On Sunday the New York Jets made NFL history by becoming the first team in league history to lose twice in a single season to an opponent that was 0-7 or worse. It happened vs the previously winless Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019.
To add insult to injury, Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams got banged up in the game.
He left the locker room after the game with a walking boot on his left foot. After the game, he spoke with reporters and revealed he suffered the injury on the first series of the game but wanted to tough it out and play.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) December 1, 2019
On Monday New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said that Adams suffered a sprained ankle that is a “legitimate week-to-week injury” and he won’t be able to practice this week.
From this diagnosis, it seems super unlikely that he’ll be suiting up on Sunday vs the Miami Dolphins.
Gase wouldn’t clarify if Jamal suffered a low or high ankle sprain. There’s a significant difference between the two in terms of recovery time.
According to an array of experts, a low ankle sprain typically takes two to four weeks to heal. While a high ankle sprain could take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks to heal.
With only four games remaining in the season, it’s a very real possibility that Jamal Adams has played his final snap of 2019 with the Jets on Sunday.
During the offseason, the Jets will be faced with one of their toughest decisions that could have ripple effects throughout the roster down the road.
For the first time, the Jets will be allowed to negotiate a contract extension with Jamal Adams per the CBA. Or the green and white can go the opposite direction and flip Jamal for a bounty of picks to accelerate the rebuild.
It’ll be one of the fascinating storylines for this offseason that could define the tenure of general manager Joe Douglas for the present and future.