Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is coming off a serious neck injury. He sustained it during a training camp practice last summer, and it cost him the entire 2017 season.
Darryl Slater of NJ.com caught up with Enunwa at a charity event on Tuesday. The starting wideout shared an encouraging update on his status.
Enunwa was asked if he’ll be ready to participate fully (in OTAs) on May 22. He wouldn’t say definitively.
”I think I’ll be able to go,” he said. “I think we’ll be smart about it. I think I’m going to go out there and do what I need to do.
”I’ve been able to run for a long time. It hasn’t really been a hindrance. I don’t have medical knowledge, but I feel like this injury compared to a knee is a little bit easier to come back from. The worst part about it is, if you don’t heal all the way, then hits are bad. But just in terms of physically being able to play, I’ve been able to do that for a while.”
It certainly is encouraging to hear that Enunwa could be back for OTAs. Even if he is not, that sounds like a timeframe that would have him ready for training camp.
I normally would not be all that concerned about when Enunwa got back onto the practice field as long as he is ready for the start of the season. Things are a bit different this year with a new rookie quarterback in place. It would help to get him back on the field as soon as possible to start developing chemistry with Sam Darnold.