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C.J. Mosley Expected To Miss At Least 5 To 6 Weeks

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The latest medical reports coming out of Jets team headquarters say linebacker C.J. Mosley is expected to miss the next five to six weeks with his groin injury.

According to head coach Adam Gase, Mosley will try some unspecified non-surgical medical treatment, then be re-evaluated after five to six weeks. That could conceivably set Mosley up for a return to the lineup as early as week 14 of the 2019 NFL season. However, with the Jets likely being mathematically eliminated from any playoff considerations by then, and with the possibility that the unspecified treatment will not return Mosley to full health, there would seem to be little to gain by rushing Mosley back in a lost season. The more prudent course might be to give Mosley the rest of the 2019 season off to heal, and get him whatever treatment he needs to return to full health by the time 2020 OTAs roll around.

If Mosley ends up missing the rest of the 2019 season he will have played in less than one full game at full health, and another clearly hobbled. In a season with plenty of adversity, Mosley’s absence nearly the entire season certainly did not help the Jets cause.