The Jets #1 receiver Eric Decker left lasts nights 31-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the 4th quarter, clutching his hamstring. The extent of the injury is not yet known, however hamstrings can be extremely tricky and can take several weeks to heal fully. They are also very dangerous, because if you try to come back too early, you can easily damage the hamstring more severely.
The Jets signed Decker to a $36 million contract this off-season and so far he has been as advertised. Through two games, Decker has 9 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown and quite honestly he could have had more. Geno Missed him on a deep post route last night and Vick missed him wide open in the endzone last week against Oakland.
When asked about the extent of the injury, Decker couldn't confirm anything, but didn't sound all that confident, simply replying:
"Don't know. Find out tomorrow."
If the Jets lose Decker, it will put a lot of pressure on both the running game and the receivers the Jets currently have. With Kerley and David Nelson having to take the burden. However this could be a very significant injury as it's hard to see the other receivers causing defenses many problems, allowing teams to stack the box to stop the run.
We'll be keeping a close eye today and will let you know as soon as we have any news.