Could the Jets be dealing with yet another concerning injury? Today, Coach Rex Ryan revealed that starting nose tackle Sione Pouha receieved one day of treatment for lower-back tightness, per the Star-Ledger.
Pouha has been the starter for the Jets since Kris Jenkins was twice injured for the majority of the season during Jenkins last two years with the Jets. Pouha has been a key part of Ryan’s defense, keeping opponents from gaining significant yards on the ground through the center of their defense, in large part to Pouha’s skill as a tw0-gapping run stuff.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comSione is coming off his head laceration that kept him from drills for a number of days and which kept him out of the last game against the Bengals. This back issue might again keep him from the field this weekend. It’s expected that the Jets will be careful with their veteran nose tackle, and might protect him from an unecessary injury – especially considering the Jets signed Pouha to his 15 million dollar deal back in March.