In the latest saga from the New York Jets and CB Darrelle Revis, the Jets are disappointed that Revis didn’t trust the team doctors for his operation on his torn ACL. Instead, Revis turned to orthopedist Dr. Russell Warren from the New York Giants to perform the operation. This only adds fuel to the rivalry between the Giants and the Jets.
The Giants and Jets only play each other every four years in the regular season, but they play every year in preseason. Perhaps, when both teams meet in August, this will be brought up. For the Giants, they have had their own history of players with torn ACLs. CB Terrell Thomas and WR Domenik Hixon are two notable players who have torn their ACLs with the Giants.
Furthermore, both players ended up tearing their ACL a second time with the Giants, potentially raising concerns as to why Revis would get the operation performed by Dr. Warren. To be fair to Warren and the Giants, none of Thomas’ three ACL operations were performed by Warren. The latest one, performed by notable surgeon Dr. James Andrews, figures to be the last one for Thomas. If he is unable to stay healthy from this one, his career is all but done.
We’ll have to see what happens with Revis as he attempts to return to full health. After all, Revis is looking for a big payday. That definitely will not come from the Jets, as they simply do not have the money to pay what Revis is asking for. The Jets have actively pursued trade partners, but teams will be weary of the progress of his ACL injury before committing to a trade.