As the season approaches, let's take a look at the New York Jets injury list (per CBS Sports) after a tumultuous preseason and assess the likelihood of seeing any of these players this year.
Antonio Allen - torn Right Achilles
Jace Amaro - torn shoulder labrum
Zach Sudfeld - torn ACL
Kevin Vickerson - hamstring injury
Stevan Ridley - torn ACL, MCL
Short Term IR
Dee Milliner - fractured right wrist
Milliner suffered a wrist injury and had subsequent surgery at the beginning of August which means the wrist should be healed by the end of September, giving him all of October to get healthy and fit enough to join the team for the second half of the season.
Will Return During the Season
Geno Smith - broken jaw
Devin Smith - broken ribs and partially punctured lung
Unlikely to see Devin ready for the opener, he should become available mid-late September with Geno expected to return in early October.
Erin Henderson - grade 2 MCL sprain
A sprain is a tear in the ligament, and healthcare providers assign a grade based on the severity of the tear. A grade 1 sprain (the least severe type) indicates that the ligament is slightly torn, whereas a grade 3 sprain (the most severe type) indicates that the muscle is completely torn. Given that Henderson's sprain is Grade 2 and the MCL can heal without surgery, it should take about 3 weeks to heal before he can start practicing again to get into game shape. It has been a little over 3 weeks since his injury so there is a good chance he is ready for the opener vs. the Cleveland Browns but likely in a limited role.