The New York Jets appear to have suffered another crushing blow to their rapidly fading season as wide receiver Santonio Holmes was carted off the field in the Jets’ Week 4 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Holmes was injured on a non-contact play, eerily similar to the injury to Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis last week, in which Revis tore the ACL in his left knee.
After Holmes made his fourth and final catch of the game, he fumbled the football as he injured his foot, and the 49ers’ Carlos Rogers returned the ball for a 51-yard touchdown in what would be an eventual 34-0 Jets loss.
At first, many feared it was an all-too-familiar knee injury for Holmes, but the Jets announced after the game that it was his foot, not his knee. The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but it appeared extremely painful.
The Jets got punched in the mouth by the 49ers to fall to 2-2 on the year, and their offense looked putrid for the third game in a row—and that was before they lost Holmes.
The veteran Holmes is the Jets’ best and most consistent playmaker on the offensive side of the ball, and if his foot is broken and/or he misses significant time, the Jets are going to have serious problems going forward.
The clock is approaching midnight awfully fast for Rex Ryan and company, and with a quarter of the season in the books, the Jets need to find something, anything, to stop the bleeding before it’s too late.