Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson suffered a broken leg in the team's season-ending loss to the Buffalo Bills. He tweeted out an encouraging status update yesterday regarding his recovery process.
Great visit w/ Dr. Anderson 2day in NC. Leg responded gr8, starting rehab ahead of schedule. (cont) https://t.co/mhsuDATDg5— Muhammad Wilkerson (@mowilkerson) February 18, 2016
This is certainly good to hear as Wilkerson enters some critical days that will set the course for his professional future.
He is set to become a free agent, although the Jets seem poised to put the franchise tag on him. It is unclear whether the two sides can work out a long-term deal or whether Wilkerson will play 2016 under the tag. A less likely but still plausible scenario would involve Wilkerson being traded to another team with whom he can agree to a new deal.
No matter what happens, it is sounding like his injury will not be a factor in either his negotiations or his future play.