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NY Jets QB Zach Wilson dealing with an ankle injury in practice

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The NY Jets are riding a wave of momentum following their thrilling 24-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4. The team's come-from-behind victory was spurred on by the performance of quarterback Zach Wilson down the stretch.

Wilson played some of the best football of his young career in that fourth quarter as he helped lead his team to victory. Unfortunately, he didn't come away completely unscathed.

Head coach Robert Saleh spoke to the media ahead of Wednesday's practice and indicated that Wilson was dealing with an ankle injury and would be limited in practice. The same is true for running back Breece Hall who scored the game-winning touchdown on Sunday.

Saleh told reporters that Wilson was dealing with "nicks and bruises" and that he "will be fine," although his status is certainly worth monitoring as the week progresses.

NY Jets Zach Wilson is dealing with an ankle injury but should be 'fine'

Wilson made his long-awaited return from injury this past Sunday as he finished 18-of-36 for 252 yards and two total touchdowns (one passing). It was an encouraging return for Wilson who stepped up when the Jets needed him most in the fourth quarter.

It's unclear when Wilson may have suffered the ankle injury, although it is slightly concerning given that he just returned from his second knee injury in as many NFL seasons.

Even though Saleh says Wilson "will be fine," it's worth keeping an eye on this situation given how previous injury updates have transpired.

The Jets need Wilson to stay healthy this season with the second-year quarterback looking to prove that he's the guy to build around for the future. It's hard to do that while watching from the sideline.

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In all likelihood, Wilson shouldn't be in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. But as always, we should learn more about his status within the next 24-48 hours.

Fingers crossed.

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