Colon needs knee scope

Willie Colon needs a scope of his knee, Rex Ryan said on Wednesday.

“That’s just something that came up,” Ryan said. Colon will be out “a while,” Ryan told reporters.

The injury that necessitates the scope came up recently.

There is no timetable for Colon’s return.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It is an interesting development and we will have to see whether not Colon will be able to compete for the starting job this summer. The Jets might use this as an opportunity to let some of their younger players compete for more time in the starting lineup.



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jetsfan14
jetsfan14

They will let the kids compete, then sign a late camp cut. My feeling is that Dozier gets the gig before the year is out.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Man, they should have let him go when he tore his bicep, with the extra money paid Howard and still bring in Geico to replace Colon.  Someone is not thinking things through.

kniff
kniff

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know we were thin on the O line...Willie is awesome but the tricep issue remains, and now a knee issue makes itself known as well (at least to us) and I have to assume the Jets medical staff (and therefore the FO) knew about this, yet now we are in a position to pray for camp cuts cause facy didn't get it done...


I am now officially back to freakin' out about the O line...


Our Offense will only be as good as our O line...it's the same deal for every team... smh

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

Scopes aren't that big of a deal. Hopefully they don't find something worse when they cut him open 

Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos
Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos

I don't think this scope is that big of a deal. 4-6 weeks and he should be fine.. It sounds like he realized the injury while training/rehabbing  meaning the strength coaches have been getting his body to move correctly and the injury is now becoming prevalent.. all in all he 'll be ready for training camp & week 1..

Bent
Bent moderator

Out six weeks but "definitely" back in time for camp per Waz.

ganggrncap
ganggrncap

We're doomed.  We are so screwed.  RIP GENO

jaygo
jaygo

Don't think I saw this on the thread.  Aboushi get first call.



With Colon out, the Jets on Wednesday (their second day of organized team activities) practiced Oday Aboushi at right guard with the first team. He was a fifth-round pick last year, when he primarily worked at tackle. Aboushi did not appear in any games last year.

“We want guys to learn multiple positions, and (Aboushi) obviously had been with us longer than some of these other guys, so we put him down there (at right guard),” Ryan said. “Obviously, the more you can do, the better it is for him. So we plugged him in there, and he actually looked pretty good these last two days at guard.”

__fense
__fense

Is there a drink that's the opposite of Kool Aid? That when you drink it you become sad and pathetic? I'm thinking Hatorade, but maybe there's a real drink like that.


Gin? 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

Maybe this sounds crazy but I think Dozier will be our starting guard if Willie is unable to play...

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

I had a hot date with the wife this past weekend but forgot to shower. No worries, I just splashed on some Colon and recovered in no time...

williamg1
williamg1

I'm just happy its not Brick or Mangold. Then, I'd definitely crap my pants. 

namvetjet
namvetjet

Good to see everyone in overreaction mode for the opening of OTA's.

williamg1
williamg1

He had limited offseason weight training because of his biceps injury, and now he'll have little lower body activity "for a while"... That's not good for a 31 year old with a history of injury. 


Aboushi and company better step up. 

williamg1
williamg1

@Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos If this was a 25 year old without an injury history, I would feel the same. 

But, of course, we are talking about Willie Colon (31)  -- a guy who's seen quite a few injuries. 

eurojet
eurojet

@jaygo "pretty good" is the new term for he sucks tho

williamg1
williamg1

@jake100 Since a franchise QB was not available, competition is the next best thing. 


Coz isn't any different than Manish and Cimini

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 Magnold's is made of titanium and the fear of NFL NT's. He ain't going down for a knee. No way, no how. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 This isn't the first time a veteran OL has gotten maintenance done during OTAs. 


A knee scope is like a 2 out of 10 on the surgery scale of severity. He's back in a month. 

mrblint
mrblint

@Hanknaples When I had a slight tear in my knee, I had no idea. it only hurt when I did a deep knee twist. then I felt a click. I went years without any scope with zero issues. I never even could figure out when I actually did it. In the meantime if he gets it scoped it will be 6 weeks at the outside. It takes longer only if he has complications or elects to get it stitched which is a better long term result (probably what CJ had) but takes 4-5 months to heal. Also at Colon's age getting the repair versus the scope makes less sense. 

Having watched you post on this blog for some time I have to ask - have you been somehow possessed by the ghost of my Old Man? He too was a huge Jets fan who basically hated every thing they did, from off season moves to calls in the games - when they won they were lucky and every coach was incompetent. I always wondered if it was an act he just performed for his own amusement, but now after seeing your posts I begin to think its some sort of Psychological malady that anybody can develop after repeated exposure to the Jets.

Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos
Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos

@Hanknaples I think u can be excited with our strength &conditioning coaches.. since they came in( 2nd yr now) our team was the healthiest in the league also the fastest recovery time.. I would assume willie has been using good people but  there r so many different  philosophies out there.. our new coaches seems to have the a great formula. I know from my experience after one injury  there could be other areas that originally caused u to get hurt.. his knee issue could indeed of been what cause his Achilles & tricep injuries through a connective effect.

jaygo
jaygo

@williamg1 @Bent I suspect The Id will go guard shopping as players get cut in camp.  With Colon's injury history, ya gotta assume he's out for a while and hope you're wrong.  I don't trust any beat on any scoop in the Idzik era.  If Willie will be "definitely" back in time for camp, the org would say that.  Until they disclose the reason for the scope, all bets are off. 

williamg1
williamg1

@Brendan @williamg1 I can't stress this enough: players need offseason training just to keep their strength, agility, etc at a top-notch level. 


Willie's offseason training has been minimal. Now, for the next month, there's no squatting, deadlifting, snatching, running drills, footwork drills. That's going to put him behind. While he's not getting the activity, the rest of the league is, and they are NOT waiting for him. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan @williamg1 

This is not MAintenance......Rex said he injured himself and will be out a while.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hanknaples @Bent I don't know why you're a Dolphins apologist.


I have even less idea why you're a Dolphins apologist here.

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples You just said a man who worked from home to care for his wife who is suffering from cystic fibrosis is playing the team. An NFL team, worth hundreds of millions of dollars that is part of a greater organization worth billions of dollars. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo They'll probably sign another Stephen Peterman as insurance or something, maybe a better player if one comes available for cheap. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 He'll tear the knee out of a defender and stick it in his leg if he has to. 

Alec Wilson
Alec Wilson

@Ceifus Hornswoggle @Brendan @williamg1  Muscle starts to waste after 48 hours, they will have him on those electrodes to reduce it, but its just not the same as building muscle memory, and keeping flexability.....and recovering from 2 different injurys is a nightmare at his ages especially


Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@Brendan @Ceifus Hornswoggle 

I'd say for guys like us, it's not a myth.  But guys like Willie, who are probably juicing in some form or fashion, it may be a myth.  I've had friends who roided up, got huge, and the muscle gains stayed even after they backed off.

williamg1
williamg1

@Ceifus Hornswoggle @Brendan @williamg1 And that's the thing: the guy tore his biceps. That type of injury prevents you from doing all upper body, and plenty of lower body. He wouldn't even be able to free weight squat. And now he's got a leg issue. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 "At his age." 


This is key. The team isn't trying to preserve him for the long term, they need him to make it through this year, maybe not even the entire year. And him being out could be useful experience for the youngsters and give the team more tape to evaluate them on. 


Again, I would have preferred if Colon didn't have this, but he's a long-term veteran and knows his body. If he thought he couldn't come back from injuries like this, he'd tell the team and they'd be moving to fill his spot. If they don't do that, they and Colon are both confident it's not the issue people on here think it is. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Brendan @williamg1 We shouldn't get too crazy until after the scope. If it's just a routine cleanup Colon can easily be ready for week 1. I'm not worried about Colon's strength and conditioning...Muscle memory baby! 

williamg1
williamg1

@Brendan @williamg1 Could be true. But I'd argue the best way to avoid injury is weight training (and conditioning). A guy like Colon (long history of injury) needs this conditioning just to prevent injury. Especially at his age. 

Brendan
Brendan

@williamg1 I think you're overstating how much Colon needs to do in the weight room. He obviously can't just walk off a hospital bed and into a lineup (I mean he could, but it wouldn't be pretty in all likelihood), but it's not like he's a rookie. He's been building up his NFL strength for a decade. And he's a very intellectual player, so his football IQ is more important than his physical gifts. 


It's obviously not good that he's getting this surgery, but he can easily be ready for Week 1.