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.