Wins and losses don't really matter in preseason. The way a team wins is to stay healthy. Unfortunately it sounds like Chris Ivory left tonight's preseason opener banged up.
Chris Ivory suffers rib injury, won't return. Remember, Powell (hamstring) out with injury. #nyj— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 8, 2014
In some good news, Rex Ryan doesn't sound overly concerned.
Rex said Ivory should be fine. #nyj— Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) August 8, 2014
Ivory is an injury-prone guy, and it is easy to see why. The same physical running style that makes him so effective as a ball carrier also leads him to take punishment. With this in mind, I would not be upset to see the Jets hold him out of future preseason games to keep him ready for Week 1. He knows the system and doesn't necessarily need the reps like some other players might on this team.