NY Jets: Zach Wilson injury update is good news for the QB

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The NY Jets received good news regarding the injury sustained by rookie quarterback Zach Wilson on Monday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Wilson is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained PCL.

All things considered, this is good news for Wilson and the Jets.

Wilson injured his knee in the second quarter of the Jets' Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was hit by Matt Judon. This came one play after Wilson had his leg rolled up near the sideline.

The initial worry was that Wilson would miss perhaps months if not longer if the injury was serious enough. Head coach Robert Saleh said after the game that the team felt "good" about his status but that Wilson would undergo an MRI on Monday to reveal the extent of the injury.

The results of the MRI are in and they're about as good as could have been expected.

What will the NY Jets do following Zach Wilson's injury?

With Wilson sidelined, the Jets will likely turn to Mike White to start in the meantime. White stepped in when Wilson went out on Sunday and finished 20-of-32 for 202 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

The Jets also have veteran journeyman Josh Johnson on the practice squad and it's likely the Jets will promote him to the active roster in wake of Wilson's injury.

The Jets will probably bring in a few quarterbacks for workouts with the goal of adding one to their practice squad too, at least until Wilson returns.

The earliest Wilson can play with this timeframe would be in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills on November 14. It's possible that Wilson could avoid an injured reserve stint altogether if the Jets feel confident that he will return sooner rather than later.

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Zach Wilson and the Jets dodged a bullet. The rookie QB's injury isn't nearly as bad as it could have been.