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NFL RB To Have Potentially Career-Ending Surgery

Quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass against the New York Jets.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 26: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass against the New York Jets during the second quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

A 29-year-old NFL running back will require potentially career-ending surgery on his latest injury, his head coach announced today.

Bilal Powell, the Jets' veteran running back, has been placed on the Injured Reserve list. He will miss the rest of the 2018 season.

The 29-year-old running back will require a surgery that might end his career, Jets coach Todd Bowles announced today.

"Wow. Todd Bowles says Bilal Powell requires season-ending surgery on his neck, that’s why he’s on IR. Says it could be career-ending. It’s more serious than the one Enunwa suffered last year," Connor Hughes tweet.

This is devastating news for Powell, who is set to be a free agent after the 2018 season.

The running back had totaled 343 yards and 4 touchdowns so far this season, averaging 4.3 yards a carry.

Stay tuned.