Sanchez Added to Injury Report, Revis Still Not Cleared
Brian Bassett , theJetsBlog.com
The Jets injury report is starting to fill up as more players have been added to the list in addition to those from last week. The most notable addition is Mark Sanchez, who is listed today on the report with back stiffness, but will remain a full participant for the Jets practice in Florham Park.
“Basically it’s just tightness in his back,” coach Rex Ryan said in his Wednesday press conference. “It’s really not a big deal, but I’m sure it will be listed as a big deal.”
We’ll take Ryan’s word that it’s not a big deal, but it becomes a bigger one once put into the context that there’s a number of other players who aren’t ready to get back on the field. On offense, Dustin Keller (hamstring) is still out, and now John Conner (knee) might not play this weekend either.
On defense, cornerback Darrelle Revis (concussion) still has yet to be cleared for contact, while Sione Po’uha (lower back) won’t be a full participant and BT and Eric Smith won’t see the field today either.
The weird thing is that the Jets put a real emphasis on conditioning this offseason and yet have struggled with many injuries since right at the very start of training camp. Injuries are a certainty in the NFL and for many team it’s how well they can manage around them. So far, it’s been a rough start for the Jets. If the Jets are struggling to stay healthy only two games into the season, in all likelihood, it’s only going to get harder as the seaon wears on.