NY Jets: Corey Davis injures shoulder in Thursday's practice

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The NY Jets took part in their third day of OTAs on Thursday, and unfortunately, they didn't come away unscathed this time. The most notable injury was suffered by wide receiver Corey Davis.

NFL Network's Mike Garafalo reported on Friday morning that Davis suffered what is believed to be a minor shoulder strain during Thursday's practice.

The injury occurred when Davis came down on his shoulder after leaping up for a pass. Per Garafalo, Dr. James Andrews will take a look at scans of the injury today, but the belief amongst Jets doctors is that it's nothing serious.

They believe that "Davis will be OK with some rest."

The NY Jets believe Corey Davis' injury is minor

The Jets signed Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million contract in the offseason with the expectation that he will be the team's No. 1 wide receiver this season.

After a career year in Tennessee in which he hauled in 65 catches for 984 yards and five touchdowns (all career highs), the Jets are hoping to see Davis take the next step in 2021.

And considering that was his production while playing second fiddle to A.J. Brown in a run-heavy offense on top of the fact that he missed two games, it's easy to see him putting up similar numbers with the Jets.

However, he'll need to stay on the field to do so.

Davis has encountered injury issues in the past, although none of them have been shoulder ailments. He battled a hamstring injury for much of his rookie season while a hip injury caused him to miss one game in 2019.

The Jets dealt with a string of injuries at the wide receiver position last summer. It wasn't too long ago that the likes of Chris Hogan and Josh Malone were receiving significant playing time due to various injuries at the position.

Unfortunately, Davis wasn't the only wide receiver on the roster to go down with an injury on Thursday as Lawrence Cager hurt his hamstring and had to be helped off the field during 7-on-7 drills.

Cager's injury appears to be more serious, and it's compounded by the fact that he dealt with a hamstring injury last season.

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The Jets will hope to have Davis back on the field before long. Here's to hoping that the team doctors are right and that it's nothing serious.