New York Jets’ Zac Wilson IS a chance to play week 1 of the NFL season after MRI reveals bone bruises and meniscus tears, with star QB only missing two to four weeks
- Zach Wilson can only miss two weeks as a huge relief for the New York Jets
- Initial fears suggested Wilson may have torn his ACL or PCL on Friday night
- The former BYU QB undergoes knee surgery before returning to the field
- There’s hope he can be ready to beat the Ravens in Week 1 on September 11th
Zach Wilson could start for the Jets Week 1 hosting Baltimore in New York after scans revealed bone bruises and a meniscus tear in his right knee.
Per Brian CostelloGang Green is seeking a second MRI to confirm the news, but at this point Wilson will be missing two to four weeks.
The former BYU quarterback will undergo arthroscopic surgery as part of the treatment process, according to Adam Schefter. This will provide a clearer timeline for the duration of Wilson’s absence.
Zach Wilson stumbled off the field Friday night after making a cut outside the bag
The Jets’ star signal caller will find themselves in a race against time with Baltimore arriving in New Jersey in just 29 days for the season opener.
Wilson sent panic through the boroughs of New York after sustaining a knee injury in the first quarter. Wilson scrambled to the right and cut before crippling.
The sophomore limped into the viewing room before being replaced by Mike White, who led the Jets to a 24-21 win over Philadelphia.
Prior to the injury, Wilson completed 3 of 5 passes for 23 yards along with an interception.
Jets fans can breathe a little easier with Wilson likely in the mix ahead of Week 1 start
The injury-causing seven-yard run was his last contribution Friday night.
Last season, Wilson injured his right posterior ligament forcing him to miss a month of football.
The 23-year-old showed flashes of his potential during an inconsistent rookie year, throwing 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Joe Flacco and Mike White are good backup options if Wilson can’t go in the season opener