Dom Cosentino reports Jets guard Willie Colon's knee injury might not be as bad as Rex Ryan suggested yesterday.
Colon was not present Wednesday for the second day of organized team activities, after which head coach Rex Ryan revealed Colon had to have arthroscopic surgery on his knee, and that "it's going to be a while" until Colon could return.
But a league source described the injury as "nothing serious" and something that "would have been nagging" if not for the surgery.
Marty Mornhinweg said today Colon should be back by the start of training camp.
This is good news if true since the Jets have little in the way of proven talent at the backup line spots. They don't even have proven talent at every starting spot. Odds are the Jets are going to be tested depth-wise at some point this year. Injury rates are high up front, and getting sixteen games out of five starters is unlikely. That goes double for a player like Colon who has ended four straight years with a serious injury.