New York Jets ‘optimistic’ on Zach Wilson injury status as quarterback prepares to undergo knee surgery for meniscus tear
- Zach Wilson exited Friday’s game vs. Eagles with a non-contact injury
- It was feared to be an ACL injury but has since been reported as a meniscus tear
- The Jets are holding their breath still but he is now expected to miss 2-4 weeks
The Jets are ‘optimistic’ that quarterback Zach Wilson can make a speedy recovery from the injury that forced him out of Friday’s preseason game vs. the Eagles, as the second-year signal caller is set for surgery on his right knee.
When Wilson left the game in the first quarter with a non-contact injury, it was feared that he had suffered an ACL injury and could miss the entirety of the season.
However, as the New York Post reported, Wilson was diagnosed with a meniscus tear and bone bruise, with the injury set to sideline him for a far more palatable 2-4 weeks.
Zach Wilson looks to have avoided serious injury after hurting himself on Friday
‘We’re optimistic, but he’s not out of the woods until they get in there and make the decision,’ head coach Robert Saleh said Sunday.
The former BYU quarterback, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday in LA, suffered the injury as he scrambled for a seven-yard run, awkwardly diving to the turf after attempting to make a cut.
Wilson suffered an injury to the same knee last season, as a sprained PCL in Week 7 caused him to miss four games.
With the Jets not scheduled to start their season until September 11 against the Ravens, there is a chance Wilson could be back for Week 1.
Wilson also had issues with the same knee last year, missing four games with a PCL sprain
If that date comes too quickly, though, the Jets will hand the reins to former Baltimore QB Joe Flacco.
After 11 years with the franchise, and four since he was jettisoned for Lamar Jackson, Flacco would surely enjoy the chance to face his former team.
‘I’ve probably thought about it a tiny bit,’ he said Sunday.
‘It’s so far away and who knows what’s gonna happen at this point.’