NY Jets WR Corey Davis in danger of missing Week 12 with groin injury

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The NY Jets are expected to see the return of quarterback Zach Wilson in Week 12. Unfortunately, he might be without one of his top wide receivers in Corey Davis.

Davis reportedly suffered a groin injury during Wednesday's practice and was forced to exit early. The following day, Davis was held out of practice entirely putting his status for this Sunday's game against the Houston Texans in question.

Per Connor Hughes of the Athletic, Davis injured his groin when leaping high for a pass from Wilson in practice. The veteran wideout reportedly removed his helmet after the play and threw it to the ground, in frustration and likely in pain.

The fact that he didn't participate on Thursday certainly doesn't bode well for his chances of playing this Sunday.

The NY Jets might be forced to play without Corey Davis on Sunday

Davis was forced to miss two games earlier in the year after injuring his hip. In eight games so far, Davis has hauled in 32 catches for 477 yards and four touchdowns.

It hasn't always been smooth sailing for the former fifth overall pick, however. Davis also has five drops and two fumbles this season after dropping just seven combined passes over his last two seasons.

The Jets signed Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million contract in the offseason with the hopes that he could serve as their de facto WR1. However, in recent weeks, it seems as though rookie Elijah Moore has taken on that role.

Still, the Jets would certainly like to have one of their top wide receivers available with Wilson returning. Especially with Denzel Mims still recovering from a bout with COVID-19.

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We should know more about Corey Davis' status when the final injury report is released on Friday.