Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes’ recovery from last season’s Lisfranc injury continues on the side while his teammates practice at training camp and it doesn’t sound like Holmes will be joining them on the field anytime soon.
And he wasn’t able to rule out the possibility that he won’t join them on the field at all. Holmes was asked Friday if he was sure that he’d be able to play at some point in the 2013 season, the wideout answered that he couldn’t answer that question.
“I want to, but I have to do what the foot says to do,” Holmes said, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “If it’s not ready to roll, it’s not ready to roll.”
Holmes didn’t make it sound like the foot would be ready to roll anytime in the near future. He said he and the training staff are taking each step “as slow as possible” to avoid any setbacks in the future. Holmes is on the PUP list right now and the slow pace of recovery suggests he might be staying there to start the season.
That would mean at least six games without Holmes in the lineup, which would leave the winner of the Jets quarterback competition with the kind of receiving corps that makes you wonder if the word winner is really the right word to use.