NY Jets’ center Connor McGovern is considered week-to-week with a hamstring injury.
McGovern exited in the second half of the team’s 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday with what was later diagnosed as a hamstring injury.
The veteran offensive lineman was one of many players to leave early with injuries following a disastrous Week 2 matchup where both teams lost a number of key players.
On Monday, head coach Adam Gase spoke to reporters to give an update on the status of a number of injured Jets players. He iterated that McGovern was considered week-to-week putting his status for this Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts very much in doubt.
McGovern was removed after playing the first 46 offensive snaps and replaced by fellow 2020 free-agent signing Josh Andrews who would play the final 19 snaps.
The Jets signed McGovern to a three-year, $27 million contract in the offseason with the hope that he would fill their longstanding hole at the center position.
Years of stop-gap fixes including the likes of Wesley Johnson, Spencer Long, and Ryan Kalil didn’t work and the Jets hoped that McGovern would provide some stability to a position that has lacked any sort of consistency since Nick Mangold retired.
Through two weeks, the offensive line has certainly looked improved and McGovern has held his own. But now, he could be set to miss a week or two with a hamstring injury — an ailment Jets fans have become very familiar with in 2020.
The NY Jets will turn to an unfamiliar face if Connor McGovern misses time.
The Jets opted to released veteran Jonotthan Harrison in a surprise final roster cut earlier this month. Harrison, who started 18 games for the Jets over the last two years and was a well-respected member of the locker room, was recently signed to the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad.
With Harrison gone, the Jets will likely turn to the aforementioned Andrews who signed on with the Jets in free agency after spending the last two seasons in Indianapolis.
General manager Joe Douglas crossed paths with Andrews back in 2016 and 2017 while the two were both members of the Philadelphia Eagles organization. However, the 29-year-old has never started an NFL game.
McGovern clearly doesn’t want to miss any action, but it’s safe to say that asking him to play this Sunday will be a tall task.
Don’t hold your breath.