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La’Mical Perine expected to miss time with high ankle sprain

NFL: New York Jets at Los Angeles Chargers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Jets head coach Adam Gase spoke with the media on Monday. Among his updates was the injury status of rookie running back La’Mical Perine who suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers and is expected to miss time as a result.

Perine was playing one of his best games, scoring his second touchdown on the season against the Chargers.

The Jets are obviously past the competitive portion of the season. The team was officially eliminated from postseason contention following Sunday’s defeat. At this point all of the focus is on 2021 and beyond. That means getting young players into the lineup so they can get game experience and hopefully improve. In that context Perine is a tough guy to lose. Frank Gore is a legend and deserves a lot of respect, but he was already getting too many carries. Hopefully for the Jets they can get the rookie running back healthy enough to return before the end of the season.