Another week, another tough injury for the New York Jets.
Last week, the Jets announced that prized free agent signing Carl Lawson and veteran safety Zane Lewis will miss the entire season. Lawson, who had looked incredible throughout training camp, suffered a torn Achilles injury. Lewis, meanwhile, suffered a season-ending knee injury.
“A standout in camp, Lawson came around the edge on a pass play and worked his way around LT Elgton Jenkins before collapsing to the grass,” a statement from Jets.com read. “Several teammates and Packers players immediately huddled around Lawson and he was carted off the field and did not return.”
The AFC East franchise announced more tough injury news on Monday.
Head coach Robert Saleh announced that linebacker Jarrad Davis is expected to be out until at least Week 6.
#Jets coach Robert Saleh tells reporters that LB Jarrad Davis will be out until about the bye in Week 6 with an ankle injury. Along with pass-rusher Carl Lawson, that’s two of NYJ’s top free agents out for the start of the season at least.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2021
The Davis news is another crushing blow for the Jets.
“Jarrad has been nothing but a professional since he’s walked in here, same thing with Carl,” Saleh said. “I feel sick for them because of the amount of investment these young men have made to this game, only to have it taken all on one play.
“…We’ll figure it out. Someone will step up, and we’ll keep on moving.”
New York opens the 2021 season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Panthers.