On Sunday, Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley led the team in yards and remained in the game after a hit to the helmet by Dashon Goldson. Today, it has been revealed that Kerley suffered a concussion and was held out of today’s practice, leading to speculation that hey might miss Thursday night’s matchup with the New England Patriots.
Via the AP:
The Jets announced Monday that Kerley passed the NFL’s concussion protocol after taking a hard hit from Tampa Bay’s Mark Barron late in the second quarter of New York’s 18-17 victory Sunday. Kerley’s helmet popped off during the hit, and Barron was assessed a 15-yard personal foul penalty.
Kerley again passed the concussion tests after the game, but exhibited concussionlike symptoms when he arrived at the team’s facility Monday morning. He went through a third concussion test and was held out of the team’s walkthrough as a precaution.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comConcussions are serious business, so more than anything we want Kerley to have all the time he needs to recover from that hit. It is hard to imagine that he could be right for a game just four days after such an injury.
As for the Jets, next man up and all that, but it certainly makes game against a divisional rival all the more difficult. Kerley has had success in the past against the Patriots, the Jets will have to rely on their tight as well as Clyde Gates and Ryan Spadola in the passing game.