In the midst of an ugly overtime win, the New York Jets may have also suffered an enormous loss.
Near the end of the third quarter of their Week 3 win over the Miami Dolphins, Jets superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis stepped awkwardly attempting an open field tackle and went down clutching his left knee.
Revis was in serious pain as trainers attended to him, and while he was eventually able to walk to the sideline under his own power, he was later carted off to the locker room. A very ominous sight for the Jets, to say the least.
The Jets did not have much information about the injury on Sunday, only that it was a left knee injury and that Revis will have an MRI to reveal the extent of the damage on Monday.
After missing the Jets’ Week 2 game with a concussion, Revis was having an excellent game against the Dolphins, despite not getting too many balls thrown his way.
Revis had six tackles and a fumble recovery in run support, helping the Jets limit Miami’s stout running game. He’s much more than just an elite cover corner. He’s a complete player, and that’s why he’s got the reputation he does.
Revis is one of the best defensive players in all of football, and if he’s out for an extended period of time, it’s going to be a serious problem for the Jets going forward.
Right now, all Jets fans can do is cross their fingers and hope that Revis did not suffer a season-ending injury, though the early prognosis looks very grim. We’ll know more when the MRI results come back on Monday.