NY Jets: La’Mical Perine, George Fant, others likely to miss time with injuries

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The NY Jets will likely be without La’Mical Perine and George Fant for some time.

The NY Jets didn’t only suffer their 10th consecutive defeat when they fell to the Los Angeles Chargers by a final score of 34-28 on Sunday, but they also came out of the game with a few injuries.

And a couple of those injuries will likely result in some time lost for the players that suffered them.

Head coach Adam Gase spoke to reporters on Monday to give his typical weekly injury update and he revealed the extent of injuries to the likes of running back La’Mical Perine, right tackle George Fant, and others.

Perine went down in the second half of Sunday’s game and was soon after ruled doubtful to return with an ankle injury. Gase said that Perine had sustained a high-ankle sprain and will likely miss a few weeks.

That will probably include a stint on injured reserve meaning that he’ll be out a minimum of three weeks. Expect to see more of Frank Gore and Ty Johnson with the rookie fourth-rounder sidelined.

The NY Jets will also be concerned about right tackle George Fant

As for Fant, Gase said that he is dealing with both a knee and ankle sprain and the team will see how it plays out over the course of the week. But given that he’s dealing with two injuries, it seems likely that he misses time.

Normally, it would be backup tackle Chuma Edoga who would step in and start in place of Fant. However, the 2019 third-rounder suffered a low-ankle sprain and will likely be questionable for Sunday’s game.

If Edoga can play, he’ll be the guy who takes over for Fant at right tackle — assuming the latter misses time. If not, expect the newly-re-signed Conor McDermott to get the call instead.

Linebacker Patrick Onwuasor also sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday’s game and is being evaluated, per Gase. Onwuasor missed most of training camp and finally made his Jets debut in Week 11, only to play eight special-teams snaps and leave early with an injury.

For a guy who many saw playing a key role on defense in 2020, this season has not gone as planned for the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker.

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The Jets will surely miss Perine and Fant if both are forced to miss any significant period of time.