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X-rays negative for Santonio Holmes’ ribs

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In response to the boast from Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie that he’s the second-best receiver on the team, the team’s first-best receiver said that the receivers will play on their side of the ball, and that Cromartie will play on his.

On Saturday night, Cromartie did.  And the notoriously non-contact corner applied a hit to Santonio Holmes that caused fear Holmes had broken a rib.

“I mean it’s just one of those things where literally, he got hit in the ribs, made a real nice catch, converted that third down,” coach Rex Ryan said after Saturday night’s scrimmage, in quotes distributed by the team.  “But, there’s some concern that he may have broken that rib.”

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, X-rays on the ribs were negative.  Which is positive.

It doesn’t mean there’s no damage.  It only means that bones aren’t broken.  (As anyone who ever has sustained bruised rib cartilage knows, that specific condition can hurt as much as broken ribs.)

And so, per the source, Holmes is day-to-day.

He also has been dealing with tightness in his hamstrings, which recently caused him to miss some practice time.

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12 Responses to “X-rays negative for Santonio Holmes’ ribs”
  1. nyjets1017 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:35 PM

    He’ll wake and bake Tom and be fine

  2. 1122world says: Aug 4, 2012 11:35 PM

    Cro – just saying hello.
    Now that they’ve got that outta the way, maybe they can get ready for the season.
    Comon already …

  3. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:36 PM

    Its looking REALLY close to time to bring Terrell Owens in!

  4. S says: Aug 4, 2012 11:37 PM

    I hate the NYJ but Rex Ryan is good for the league.

    He might be the only guy more dramatic than Ray Lewis — he can’t just say “he might have broken his rib” he has to talk about how his heroic receiver converted the third down (in practice) while breaking his rib.

    The NFL is all about entertainment. Its about hype and exaggeration as part of the way the league is marketed. Rex Ryan is the biggest hype machine of them all.

  5. hsbox27 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:48 PM

    x-rays also show he has no heart

  6. kgun80 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:52 PM

    It just gets better and better. Now they’re injuring eachother ?!!! This team is destined to implode.

  7. bennyb82 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:54 PM

    Good thing he converted the 3rd down. If he didnt, the injury wouldve happenned for nothing…

  8. rapalphcious says: Aug 4, 2012 11:59 PM

    Do Steeler fans miss their SB XLIII MVP? Uh … no.

  9. vincentbojackson says: Aug 5, 2012 12:41 AM

    Sounds like an excuse to get a medicinal marijuana prescription from his doctor.

  10. hifive123 says: Aug 5, 2012 2:50 AM

    X rays negative for his ribs? So he has no ribs?

  11. jrcoop says: Aug 5, 2012 7:42 AM

    I’m sure there will be no hard feelings on Holmes part. Besides, Cromartie can just tweet him a pink box of chocolates.

  12. jaypell says: Aug 5, 2012 8:14 AM

    Here we go Steelers …here we go.. ha ha

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