New York Jets: Sam Darnold banged up, injury update ahead of Week 14
By Paul A. Esden Jr.
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is really banged up with 4 games to go. Here’s the full injury report ahead of Week 14.
The New York Jets are limping towards the finish line of the 2019 season.
Although there is some positive news, the most important name on the injury report, Sam Darnold, should be good to go for Sunday.
Jets head coach Adam Gase spoke to the media on Monday and revealed that Darnold is battling a knee and a rib injury.
Near the end of the Cincinnati Bengals game, Sam nearly left the game with a knee injury but ended up finishing. He’s also dealing with a rib issue but should be “okay for Sunday.”
The news isn’t as positive for the Jets defensive leader Jamal Adams. He’s listed as week-to-week with an ankle sprain. He’ll have an MRI this week, but seems unlikely to suit up for Sunday and depending on the severity of the sprain could miss the rest of the season.
Two Jets corners are dealing with issues:
- Arthur Maulet has a calf strain and is listed as week-to-week, he’s already been ruled out for practice on Wednesday, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic.
- Brian Poole is in the concussion protocol after having symptoms on Monday morning. He had some intense collisions vs the Bengals and appeared woozy.
If Poole and Adams are out on Sunday vs the Miami Dolphins (seems very likely at this point), the Jets would only have seven players on their roster that have started/played every game this season, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic:
- Le’Veon Bell, running back
- Jamison Crowder, wide receiver
- Robby Anderson, wide receiver
- Steve McLendon, defensive lineman
- Marcus Maye, safety
- Lachlan Edwards, punter
- Thomas Hennessy, long snapper
In an injury plagued season there have been a ton of surprises this year, but perhaps none more positive than Marcus Maye who has not only been healthy seemingly for the first time in a long time, but arguably playing the best ball of his career.