Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne was having a superb game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons when he sustained a foot injury. Speaking to the media after today’s game Claiborne indicated x-rays came back negative, but he will need further tests on the foot.
Morris Claiborne said X-rays on his left foot were negative and he's going to get a MRI on Monday. He said the foot was feeling better. He injured it on the first drive of the second half.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 29, 2017
Claiborne was shutting down Julio Jones before he was injured. It was his best game of the season to that point.
One of the big questions about Claiborne when the Jets signed him was his durability. He has struggled to stay on the field in his career. With the cornerback on a one year deal, the Jets will likely take into consideration how much time he misses as they decide how to approach his pending free agency. To this point, Claiborne has been worth or exceeded the expectations of his cheap one year deal.
The Jets have a quick turnaround with the Bills coming to town on Thursday night. That means Claiborne will have three less days to heal. There is no indication whether he will be ready at this point, but he certainly thinks there is urgency for the Jets to win their next game.