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X-rays negative on Santonio Holmes’ foot

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When Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes got hurt in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 34-0 loss to the 49ers, it looked like he had suffered a knee injury.

As it turns out, it was his left foot that betrayed him as he tried to cut upfield after catching a pass from Mark Sanchez. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that x-rays on Holmes’ left foot were negative, although he cautions that those results don’t rule out ligament damage that will keep Holmes on the shelf. Mehta also reports that Holmes left MetLife Stadium on a golf cart with his foot in a walking boot. The team has confirmed that Holmes suffered a foot injury.

The injury was just one drop in a bucket filled with misery for the Jets, but the news is a bit more hopeful than it appeared to be when Holmes first got injured. The way the injury happened conjured up memories of cornerback Darrelle Revis‘ torn ACL, so the fact that the team isn’t facing a total replay is somewhat encouraging.

The Jets offense hasn’t been productive with Holmes on the field over the last three weeks which makes you wonder just what they’ll do if their top receiver winds up missing an extended period of time.

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12 Responses to “X-rays negative on Santonio Holmes’ foot”
  1. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 30, 2012 5:24 PM

    Maybe he sprained his foot or damaged a ligament. But was it really a foot injury, or was it actually an ankle injury (a sprain maybe)? His achilles? Players who go down with no contact usually have some sort of serious injury.

  2. peglegmedia says: Sep 30, 2012 5:25 PM

    Doesn’t matter who’s playing receiver with “Sanchise” at QB, this team isn’t going anywhere.

  3. justafootballfan1 says: Sep 30, 2012 5:26 PM

    Is it safe to say that they have 3 options in Burress, TO or good ole Chad?

  4. jakec4 says: Sep 30, 2012 5:26 PM

    The way he just flung a live ball carelessly in the air while going down for a non serious injury makes him even more of a joke.

  5. cylondetector says: Sep 30, 2012 5:51 PM

    Santurdio also tested negative for humility.

  6. truetrue85 says: Sep 30, 2012 5:55 PM

    Well that sucks…

  7. captfoxboro says: Sep 30, 2012 6:02 PM

    Santonio is a talented wr but he’s also a gutless quitter … wouldn’t surprise me if he’s secretly disappointed that nothings broken .

  8. conormacleod says: Sep 30, 2012 6:39 PM

    He wasn’t shot? Then why did the ball just go flying in the air?

  9. dunkindan says: Sep 30, 2012 8:12 PM

    Its a total act he thought he was down flicked up the ball. realized it was live and got embarrassed.

  10. jetsareajoke says: Sep 30, 2012 9:42 PM

    Looks to me like he just quit on his team by faking an injury………AGAIN.

  11. joetoronto says: Oct 1, 2012 4:53 AM

    If he wasn’t seriously injured then, he should be now.

  12. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 1, 2012 3:21 PM

    I have seen players get injured on the field, but that is the first time that I have seen a player get injured and just cough the ball up to the other team like that.

    Why didn’t he just throw the ball out of bound? He was close to the sideline.

    Now we find out the MRI is negative? What a joke.

    I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if Holmes were faking it.

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