NY Jets’ wide receiver Breshad Perriman is set to miss a game or two with an ankle injury.
The NY Jets are fresh off yet another embarrassing loss, this time at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. But the story of the NFL season continues to be injuries, and in the Jets case, wide receiver Breshad Perriman was one of many hit by the injury bug on Sunday.
Perriman exited Sunday’s game in the first half after having his ankle rolled up. For a player who has dealt with his fair share of injury woes throughout his career, this was certainly a concerning development.
Not to mention the fact that the Jets only dressed four receivers for the game, and once Perriman and later Chris Hogan went down, the team was left with just Braxton Berrios and Josh Malone as their only healthy receivers.
Not exactly ideal.
The word on Perriman after the game was that he had an ankle injury and would be evaluated further. And when speaking to reporters on Monday, head coach Adam Gase indicated that Perriman had a sprained ankle and could miss a game or two as a result.
The NY Jets have not been impressed with Breshad Perriman so far.
The Jets signed Perriman in the offseason to be a pseudo-replacement for the departed Robby Anderson. But while Anderson has managed back-to-back 100-yard days in his first two games with the Carolina Panthers, Perriman has been a non-factor.
The speedy deep threat has hauled in just five catches for 29 yards through two weeks leaving many to question the Jets’ decision to let Anderson walk and sign Perriman instead.
Now, it’s very likely he misses at least this week’s game and probably the next as well. After a Week 3 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, the Jets have a short week as they prepare for a Thursday night game with the Denver Broncos.
In all likelihood, Perriman will be out for both games.
This comes after the 27-year-old had dealt with a knee injury throughout much of training camp — a recurring issue for him in his career.
The fourth was supposed to be Perriman.
The Jets are in bad shape at receiver, even worse shape than they already were before the injuries. And Perriman’s absence will be just the latest blow to a depleted receiving corps.