The Jets had a rough preseason opener. They lost, but more significantly they had a number of players leave the game injured. Preliminary reports are starting to come in on a few of the walking wounded.
There is some bad news at running back, where the Jets cannot seem to catch a break.
Ryan calls John Griffin's injury "a major" one ... said it was a fracture of some sort. "Doesn't look good for Griffin."— Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett) August 10, 2013
Things are less clear for Garrett McIntyre.
McIntyre had a knee injury. Rex says Griffin's injury is major a fracture #NYJ— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 10, 2013
It could be minor, but it is scary to hear about a knee when a player is injured.
Geno Smith's situation sounds a bit more encouraging.
Geno Smith walking without a limp in lockeroom. Good news for Jets.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2013
Geno Smith has electronic stim and compression sleeve wrapped on lower leg. He looked to be fine in lockeroom— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2013
Geno Smith says ankle is "little sore" and was not told it was sprained. "I told trainers I want to practice (Sunday)."— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2013
Geno said he took an x-ray & "everything's fine." No breaks/fractures. #jets— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) August 10, 2013
Geno says if it was a regular season game he would have come back in. #NYJ— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 10, 2013
Keeping in mind that I have about as much medical training as Dr. Nick Riviera, the one thing to watch is how much the ankle swells overnight. Geno was able to stay on his feet through the evening, but sometimes ankles can swell up when you sleep so we will have to wait and see. The news so far thankfully does not look bad, though, so we can be thankful for that.