Jets not sure about exact Santonio Holmes injury, but know he’ll miss “weeks”

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Jets coach Rex Ryan spoke with the media on Monday, one day after his team lost 34-0 to the 49ers and lost its top wide receiver to an injury.

Santonio Holmes had an MRI on his foot Monday, but the team still doesn’t have a firm diagnosis other than that it isn’t an ACL or Achilles injury. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Ryan said that there are still doctors looking at the results and that the team is still “trying to figure out exactly what it is.” What’s certain, however, is that Holmes will not play next Monday night against the Texans and that the Jets aren’t anticipating getting Holmes back in the lineup too soon after that.

Ryan spoke about Holmes’ return as a matter of weeks. That leaves the Jets awfully thin on targets for Mark Sanchez, whose status as starting quarterback Ryan reaffirmed on Monday after reaffirming it on Sunday. We’re guessing that won’t be the last affirmation of Sanchez’s status this week, although all the confidence in the world isn’t going to help him much if the Jets don’t have anyone to catch his passes.

Tight end Dustin Keller has missed three straight games with a hamstring injury and rookie wideout Stephen Hill was sidelined by a similar injury against San Francisco, leaving the team without three starters once Holmes went down. No one should be keeping their hopes up for a Plaxico Burress reunion or a Terrell Owens sighting, however.

“I have confidence in the guys we have,” Ryan said. “If we’re healthy, I feel good about our group.”

It probably goes without saying that there aren’t too many other people with good feelings about the Jets at this hour.

47 responses to “Jets not sure about exact Santonio Holmes injury, but know he’ll miss “weeks”

  1. Am I a jerk for thinking he shouldn’t have fumbled the ball to grab his knee after he got hurt?

  2. “If we’re healthy, I feel good about our group.”

    Guess what? The offense isn’t healthy and neither is the defense. The Jets are still leading their division and they need to find a way to right this sinking ship before it becomes too late.

  3. You are ruling out Burress because Ryan said “if we’re healthy, I feel good about our group”?
    Isn’t the key phrase “if we’re healthy”?
    The Jets’ receiving corp is not healthy, and that should open the door for anyone, including Jerry Rice … even Frank Gifford.
    Regardless, the Jets should give strong consideration to replacing Sanchez with Greg McElroy.
    Sanchez’s fragile confidence is shot, which is the kiss of death for any quarterback. McElroy just might be the spark the Jets need to be, at the very least, competitive.

  4. Didn’t Jerry Rice say a few years ago that he thinks he can still play? Maybe time for the Jets to find out. Kidding aside though, they really should bring in Batman and Robin along with Plax to work out and just keep the best…or possibly all 3 at this point.

  5. Holmes problem isnt in his foot its in his heart, just like most of the other Jets. Put Tebow in starting next game, they have nothing left to lose after that shameful fiasco.

  6. So does this mean cromartie is now the best cornerback and receiver on the team? Or they could always trade McKnight back to the offense

  7. If they did an MRI, then they know. Maybe they don’t know the degree, but they know.

    My guess is he has a mid-foot sprain, and those can end a career…or be as impactful as an Achilles.

  8. Am I a jerk for thinking he shouldn’t have fumbled the ball to grab his knee after he got hurt?
    ________________________

    He did the Kenny Britt! Just throw the ball to divert the defenses attention so they dont hit your knee/foot. It must hurt bad to blatantly give the ball to teh other team to protect yourself.

  9. Let’s not lose hope here folks. This is the best team ol Rexy has ever had so let’s just suck it up and cover for each other. After all we are all together in the locker room now, right?

    Love to see the line on the Texans next monday night. Bad enough the disfunction is causing NY to move onto the ledge, now this will become a national trauma. When do the GM and coach hot seat watchs start?

  10. Now you know how the Texans felt last year when they lost Andre Johnson, Mario Williams,
    Matt Schaub, and thats just the top three. It sucks. I wish the Jets were at full strength for Monday night. Now its going to be another story about beating up on a weak team.

  11. @icanspeel

    It’s pretty unfair to judge a player for what he does in those few seconds of what looked like excruciating pain…but it was pretty dumb. Facepalmed so hard.

  12. “The Jets are still leading their division (ha ha ) and they need to find a way to right this sinking ship ” um…

    A very misleading spot to be in I might add. The fact they lucked out against the Fins and have looked really bad against everyone else not named the bills is closer to the truth. Right now, they can’t play with a high school team. Sanchez is horrible and getting worse.

    Thinking 4-12 sounds about right.

  13. @djaehne

    Why do you care? You root for the Texans who are programmed to go out and beat every team no matter who they send out. A win is a win, and a loss is a loss, and you can’t give back either pal. Especially since last year with all your injuries you know that no other NFL team cares or gives you any credit for playing hard with lesser players.

  14. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if this injury was…shall we say… dubious. In fact since there’s no real diagnosis yet, I put the odds at 50-50 that it’s a real injury.

    Wouldn’t put it past him at all. There’s a good reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers got rid of this clown.

  15. I dont understand why people are writing off the Jets. They have some injuries but cant use that as an excuse for anything. You deal with what you have and move on to the next 1. This team is still 1st in the division. Will it be tough? Absolutely but its the NFL……go out there and play and anything can happen

  16. Any truth to the rumor that this morning there was a backhoe digging a giant hole in the Jets’ end zone in preparation for the dozen more footballs Ryan is going to have to bury there to join that one he planted after that MNF blowout to the Patriots a few years back?

  17. One question, if receivers can give themselves up before being down, why wasn’t Holmes’ throwing the ball away considered giving himself up?

  18. Don’t let any children watch the Texans Jets game on Monday night next week. It’s going to get ugly.

  19. “Any truth to the rumor that this morning there was a backhoe digging a giant hole in the Jets’ end zone in preparation for the dozen more footballs…..”

    Seems that’ll be the only way a football crosses into the end zone for them.

  20. I’m not even a Jets fan, and I wish the Jets would cut Holmes. I think he’s a cancer to the team with all the BS he tells then press. If he was on the Patriots, he would have been cut a long time ago. I was also disgusted with how he gave SF the ball after he fell down with his injury. Quite the warrior he is…..

  21. Anyone who didn’t see than “injury” coming wasn’t paying attention. It was getting unbearably ugly in that stadium and when the going gets tough………
    too bad I didn’t get to see anything after early 4th quarter, Fox switched to another “more competitive” game. Too bad CBS didn’t switch the Raiders game too 😦

  22. They could cut Hines Wards foot off, then his arm and leg and he still WOULD NEVER EVER throw the football up in the air to the defending team. Never. Holmes is a disgrace.

  23. weepingjebus says: Oct 1, 2012 2:53 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that this morning there was a backhoe digging a giant hole in the Jets’ end zone in preparation for the dozen more footballs Ryan is going to have to bury there to join that one he planted after that MNF blowout to the Patriots a few years back?

    LOL For a minute there I was thinking Jimmy Hoffa.

  24. The Jets aren’t quite sure about Holmes’ injury? Really? Well, let me help. The foot bone is connected to the ankle bone. The ankle bone is connected to the shin bone. The shin bone is connected to the knee bone. The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone. Somewhere in there, something went wrong.

  25. That TD the 49ers got after Holmes got hurt,was out of disrespect. Holmes should have toss the out of bound.

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