Jets coach Rex Ryan downplayed Plaxico Burress’ ankle injury on Thursday, saying the receiver would play in the team’s preseason opener. Burress hasn’t practiced full speed at all, but he returned late Thursday for limited work in the afternoon session.
And apparently he aggravated the injury again.
Burress will now be shut down until Wednesday, according to Ryan. He won’t travel with the team to Houston because the team is worried the flight could bother the ankle. He’ll also undergo an MRI to make sure everything looks good.
The Jets can put any spin on this they want, but Burress hasn’t been able to work at full speed at all. He hasn’t been able to put together consecutive “limited” practices and he won’t until August 17 at the earliest.
They have to be somewhat concerned.