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NY Jets QB Zach Wilson says his knee 'isn't fully healed'

By Kristen Wong
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The NY Jets nabbed their third win of the season in Zach Wilson's first game back from injury, but it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows on Sunday.

Wilson went 14-of-24 for 145 yards and one interception against the Houston Texans, though he did get a rushing touchdown.

After the game, Wilson expressed some concern over his knee, which he said wasn't "fully healed."

Sounds like a bit of good and bad news.

Having a quarterback deal with a nagging "feeling" is never ideal, but at least Wilson can't re-injure his knee.

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The more pressing issue may be how his knee affects Wilson's quarterback play moving forward. In his return, Wilson looked rather sluggish and had a few unforgivable gaffes throughout the game, including a miscommunication between him and running back Ty Johnson that led to a turnover.

Wilson didn't look nearly as good as Mike White did in his debut (albeit in very different situations), and he struggled to get the Jets' passing offense going all game.

The Jets aren't exactly known for playing efficient football, but Wilson did just enough: he took the easy completions that were given to him and avoided any turnover-prone, reckless throws to secure the win. At least, for the most part.

Wilson will have his offensive line, running backs, and defense to thank for this Week 12 victory, though.

Wilson suffered his knee injury in late October, so it's been roughly a month since he last took the field for New York. Perhaps the time off also contributed to the rust he showed.

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As New York's quarterback of the future, Wilson needs to figure out a way to make up for lost time and put the injury behind him.

That said, it's far from ideal that he still doesn't appear to be 100 percent recovered.

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