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Holmes has Lisfranc injury

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As Tuesday unfolded, it became more and more clear that the Jets’ assessment that receiver Santonio Holmes will miss “weeks” more accurately is “months.”

Per multiple reports, Holmes has a Lisfranc injury that is expected to sideline him for the rest of the season.

The “L” word was one of the first uttered on Sunday by those close to the action when attempting to get a feel for Holmes’ condition.  Named for a French surgeon from the 1800s who first diagnosed the common horse-riding injury, the mid-foot sprain/fracture is an affliction that strikes several NFL players per year.  The most notable victim of the Lisfranc injury in 2011 was Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, who had surgery and missed the rest of the season.

Monday night, Schaub and the Texans come to New Jersey for a game against a Jets team that won’t have Holmes or cornerback Darrelle Revis.  The ensuing funk into which the franchise will now fall makes it even more important to turn the keys over to Tim Tebow, given that his Buddy the Elf (with biceps) outlook will come in handy as the team tries to find a way to embrace a set of circumstances that threatens to attack them like a rabid raccoon.

Should the Jets make the change?  That was the topic of the Wendy’s Rapid Reaction segment from Tuesday’s PFT Live.

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48 Responses to “Holmes has Lisfranc injury”
  1. deltszp says: Oct 3, 2012 7:47 AM

    The “L” words for Santonio are “Lazy” and “Loser”

  2. lolo376 says: Oct 3, 2012 7:52 AM

    No Revis, No Holmes, and we’re still talking about Tebow?! This franchise is so pathetic! Love it lol

  3. elmaxoh says: Oct 3, 2012 7:53 AM

    Ocho , T.O , or Burress ?

  4. nyyjetsknicks says: Oct 3, 2012 7:54 AM

    Who has two thumbs and has completely given up on the Jets season? This guy!

  5. thehorseman65 says: Oct 3, 2012 7:55 AM

    Tebow Time!!! Jets are screwed!!

  6. croteus says: Oct 3, 2012 7:56 AM

    Well, this may be the first opportunity for the expanded trading window to come into play. After a few more horrible games they may make an offer for Bowe. KC is out of it, and enjoys draft picks.

    Will one USC Matt replace another in Kansas City?

    I’m just trying to envision a scenario where the Jets don’t wind up better long-term due to Holmes and Revis getting hurt.

  7. jetfan28 says: Oct 3, 2012 8:02 AM

    The media is so full of it. They want Tebow to play for one reason only. He brings them more traffic.
    Anyone with half a football brain can see that he cannot play and is NOT the answer. Yet the media push him on us like he’s Jeff Hostetler or someone.
    It’s simple. If Sanchez is not the answer, bring in someone new in 2013, but Tebow is not the solution.

  8. bringbackkosar says: Oct 3, 2012 8:02 AM

    What do the Jets have to lose at this point…going to be fun to watch Rex go down with the ship

  9. jetfan28 says: Oct 3, 2012 8:07 AM

    Lastly, as a Jet fan that hasn’t missed one Jet game in years, I swear that I will not watch any games started by Tebow.
    It’s amazing to watch is media creation. You would think that the fans in NY were longing for Tebow.

    I have do not know ONE Jet fan that wants to see Tebow start.

  10. whatnojets says: Oct 3, 2012 8:08 AM

    I didn’t know that Santonio rides a “horse”?

    Time to “dust off” some old has-beens and get them “juiced-up” with some power drinks!!

  11. sportsmeccabi says: Oct 3, 2012 8:08 AM

    Well at least they didn’t lie about it like Hue Jackson did for Darren McFadden. Foot sprain, good one.

  12. citiciti says: Oct 3, 2012 8:16 AM

    Circus!

  13. coltzfan166 says: Oct 3, 2012 8:21 AM

    Should the Jets make the change? They’re 2-2, not 0-4 like everyone thinks they are. It’s almost like everyone is rooting for Sanchez to fail.

  14. whatnojets says: Oct 3, 2012 8:22 AM

    Lex Luther….err…. RB Lex Hilliard is now a new member of the New York Jets. Twenty eight years old, married with five children!! Cromatie has some competition now!

  15. 513guy says: Oct 3, 2012 8:25 AM

    No worries, just ask Tebow to heal it.

  16. txxxchief says: Oct 3, 2012 8:26 AM

    And Rex said: Lisfranc? I thought that was some kind of high end toenail polish!

  17. finfanvin says: Oct 3, 2012 8:30 AM

    The Jets are a disaster and this is exactly why no NFL teams wanted Tebow… as soon as the team faces a little adversity, half the fan base and locker room starts calling for him.

    You either have to start him or get rid of him… having him as a backup to the sub-par Sanchez is going to destroy the team.

  18. HerculesHochuli says: Oct 3, 2012 8:33 AM

    Yup stick a fork in him. Ty Law also had the same injury in 2004. Done.

  19. dkrauss93 says: Oct 3, 2012 8:48 AM

    Why wouldn’t the Jets try and trade a late round pick for Braylon Edwards? I mean he’s a better option than Johnson, TO and Plax + he has the best chemistry with Sanchez. He’s also has a low salary so I think it could only be good.

  20. magnustroi says: Oct 3, 2012 9:03 AM

    As a Long time Football fan I have seen so many Sanchez – Tebow situations Destroy a team from within,Jet Fans are exactly right !! they are 2-2 and NOT 0-4 Which makes it worse for a team that seems to be falling a part from within!!! This is Totally on the GM and Rex Ryans shoulders !! They again just like last year have destroyed the Locker room,You now have some in the Locker room calling for Tebow,While those who understand that this is NOT Sanchez fault continue to support their Starting QB !!! If I had just Won the Heisman ,and went to the Orange Bowl and Won !! and became the #1 Draft pick? Their is NO WAY I would play for the Jets !!! I would do to the Jets what Joe Theisman did to the Dolphins …..

  21. skinsandstars says: Oct 3, 2012 9:04 AM

    Say what you will, but Tebow is the better option for a team that’s falling a part. He doesn’t put up big numbers, but he is a true leader. He knows how to help a team win. That’s what he did in Denver. He led a doomed team and brought them back to life and to the playoffs, and won playoff games. Plain and simple, he knows how to win. Let him come in after a 1-3 start like he did in Denver and see if he has that same magic up his sleeve.

  22. chargersdiehard says: Oct 3, 2012 9:06 AM

    Santonio and Revis wont be placed on IR in case they cam heal before the superbowl.

  23. chargersdiehard says: Oct 3, 2012 9:07 AM

    Can heal*

  24. conormacleod says: Oct 3, 2012 9:12 AM

    Midfoot sprain/fracture? It’s a guess which one?

  25. rockthered1286 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:16 AM

    jetfan28 says:
    Oct 3, 2012 8:02 AM
    The media is so full of it. They want Tebow to play for one reason only. He brings them more traffic.
    Anyone with half a football brain can see that he cannot play and is NOT the answer.
    ___________________________
    Soooo you’re basically admitting Rex and Tanny don’t have half a football brain? Otherwise why bring in a guy and give up a draft pick for someone who can’t play and isn’t going to help?

  26. ErikW65 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:20 AM

    Ocho , T.O , AND Burress.

  27. richerie13 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:20 AM

    A couple more loses like the one against the 49′s and you will not have any trouble getting in or out of the parking lots. As it is right now its not that bad with all the empty seats at each game.

  28. deebo92 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:23 AM

    Who’s Lis Franc?

  29. jetblackninja says: Oct 3, 2012 9:23 AM

    As a Patriots fan… I was excited to see the Tebow signing.

    The moment I read about the trade I said to my wife “Awesome, the Jets will be a disaster by week 4″

    I should play the lottery tomorrow.

  30. cuda1234 says: Oct 3, 2012 9:35 AM

    It astounds me that some people still think Tebow’s a “winner” or a “leader” based on last year. Statistically Timmy the qb had one of the worst seasons in NFL history. The Broncos didn’t have a winning record and backed into the playoffs on a three-game losing streak. Is that really what Jets fans want?

  31. weepingjebus says: Oct 3, 2012 9:40 AM

    I love the idea of Tebow following Rex around everywhere trying to get on the field. Tebow sitting lone dead center in the front row of every team meeting barely 4 feet from Rex and just staring at him for an hour. Tebow scooting onto the elevator with Rex just as the doors are almost closed. Tebow happening to be in the next stall every time Rex goes to the bathroom. Tebow wearing a security uniform and waving Rex out of the parking lot every night. A suspiciously Tebow-shaped guy delivering Rex’s newspaper every morning. Rex giving another one of his “Sanchez is our guy” speeches and looking down to realize one of the reporters holding up a microphone is Tebow.

  32. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Oct 3, 2012 9:41 AM

    When does GM Tannenbaum start getting some heat for this lame roster he created. Every team has injuries. The JESTS have two and they implode? I’d keep Rex (for entertainment value) and jettison the GM

  33. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 3, 2012 9:50 AM

    The Tebow offense won’t have the same success with the Jets as it did in Denver. That has a lot to do with the fact that Jets RBs aren’t as good as Bronco RBs. To run the option you have to have, you know, a real option.

  34. sactogary says: Oct 3, 2012 9:57 AM

    finfanvin says:
    Oct 3, 2012 8:30 AM
    The Jets are a disaster and this is exactly why no NFL teams wanted Tebow… as soon as the team faces a little adversity, half the fan base and locker room starts calling for him.
    ——————————————-
    A little adversity? They just lost their best offensive player after just losing their best defensive player, and Sanchez is battling Matt Cassel and two rookies for the league lead in mediocrity.

  35. janvanflac says: Oct 3, 2012 10:06 AM

    Hope he can recover. It’s a nasty injury, basically a bunch of torn and stretched ligaments between the bones of the foot.

  36. notwerk says: Oct 3, 2012 10:15 AM

    Foot injury? Not a problem. Sexy Rexy is a foot specialist and I’m sure he can massage Santonio’s foot right back into shape.

  37. cypresshill says: Oct 3, 2012 10:23 AM

    Um whats going on with McElroy? How is Tebow even the #2 guy? McElory seem to put together a decent pre season every year and doesn’t get a chance, hell his college days were more productive than Sanchez, or how about not fixing the offensive line this last draft so Sanchez has a chance??? Sanchez got protection against Buffalo and tore it up, or keeping the same receiving core for Sanchez, what was wrong with Braylon who had great chemistry with Sanchez who is wasting away in Seattle, Sanchez needs protection!

  38. deathonwings410 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:18 AM

    In the long run, this might be a good thing. It could lead to the emergence of Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley.

  39. broncosnative says: Oct 3, 2012 11:32 AM

    I though they got did of the hot sauce after last week. In all seriousness, the jets are a mess and its not gonna get better. They’ve lost their number one player on defense, number one player on offense and their number one QB is being threaten by no one other than tebow. What were the jets thinking by bringing him in knowing what happened in denver, they were fine with the guys they already had. Then they’ve done all this blabbing on how they’ll utilize the option with tebow, make defense s wonder what they’re gonna do, how’s that going for you. Yeah the jets are 2-2 but their performance says their 1-3

  40. cantonbound13 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:37 AM

    Rex keeps demanding to see his foot.

  41. radrntn says: Oct 3, 2012 11:38 AM

    not sure if it is just me, but for this injury that has been around since the 1800′s, it sure seems to be more common recently in the NFL….Schaub, McFadden, Ford, and now Holmes, all just in the past 12 months…..where was it for the other 200 or so years……is it the new turf or shoes?

  42. jolink653 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:45 AM

    As a Patriots fan, and I think I can speak for all Patriots fans here, please put Tim Tebow in…I would like nothing better than to see the disaster this team would become with Tim “Dead Arm” Tebow in the game underthrowing receivers by 10 yards…And I’m really tired of the media talking about how great Tebow is…Time to face it: He could possibly be the worst NFL QB in history and those wins last year came thanks to the Broncos solid defense and All Pro kicker Matt Prater (and Marion Barber)

  43. realfann says: Oct 3, 2012 11:50 AM

    “The “L” word was one of the first uttered on Sunday by those close to the action when attempting to get a feel for Holmes’ condition”

    Otherwise known as wild speculation by media hand puppets.

  44. allforfunnplay says: Oct 3, 2012 12:10 PM

    dang that sucks. i had a lis franc injury 4 years ago and i still haven’t fully healed. foot injuries can be more serious than other injuries because there are so many little bones tendons and ligaments that have to be strong and aligned and injuries knock them all out of whack so not only do you have to heal the injured tendon (lis franc) but you have to get the rest of the foot right too.

  45. mwatts1 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:12 PM

    If I have to read another Jets story, I’m going to puke. How about we cover some great stories out there like the AZ Cards and the Falcons? I’d even take Bronco stories over this. There is a world that exist outside of NY people!

  46. coxandreweric says: Oct 3, 2012 12:15 PM

    How can this article mention Lisfranc and not refer to Dwight Freeney’s injury at the end of the Colts AFC Championship win over, you named it, THE JETS. If the Colts had Freeney, the outcome of Superbowl XLIV may have been extremely different. Of course, if they’d had a running game it may have been different also!

  47. sactogary says: Oct 3, 2012 12:56 PM

    jolink653 says:Oct 3, 2012 11:45 AM
    …And I’m really tired of the media talking about how great Tebow is…
    —————————————————-
    Please provide a quote from ANYONE in the media other than Skip Bayless talking about “how great Tebow is…” He is the most widely dissed QB-with-a-winning-record in the history of pro football.

  48. grandpoopah says: Oct 3, 2012 8:17 PM

    Wow, you guys are really sensitive, deleting my comment twice now. Well they say the third time’s the charm…

    I’m not sure why the following comment was blocked, so I’ll try again. Rather than block my comment, why not fix your horrible writing?

    “The ensuing funk into which the franchise will now fall makes it even more important to turn the keys over to Tim Tebow, given that his Buddy the Elf (with biceps) outlook will come in handy as the team tries to find a way to embrace a set of circumstances that threatens to attack them like a rabid raccoon.”

    Congratulations, Mike! You just wrote the worst sentence ever.

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