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Jets say Coples will have procedure on ankle, out indefinitely

Quinton Coples AP

The Jets have confirmed that linebacker Quinton Coples will miss some time after suffering an ankle injury in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Jaguars, but the amount of time remains unclear.

Amid reports that Coples suffered a hairline fracture in his ankle and would miss 3-4 weeks, the Jets released a statement on Sunday night that was short on specifics.

“Linebacker Quinton Coples suffered an injured right ankle Saturday night in the Jets’ 37-13 win over Jacksonville at MetLife Stadium,” the statement said. “Coples will undergo a medical procedure on Tuesday. He will miss the remainder of the preseason and is out indefinitely.”

The Jets spent the 16th overall pick in last year’s draft on Coples and got 5.5 sacks out of him as a rookie. There were hopes that he’d take a big step forward in his second season, but his 2013 season isn’t getting off to a good start.

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16 Responses to “Jets say Coples will have procedure on ankle, out indefinitely”
  1. green41563 says: Aug 18, 2013 8:45 PM

    Very unfortunate. Hope he’s back soon.

  2. jakec4 says: Aug 18, 2013 8:55 PM

    Santa Claus…The Easter Bunny…The Tooth Fairy…A positive Jets story

  3. cwk22 says: Aug 18, 2013 8:57 PM

    That stinks. Hate to see it. Signed a Dolphin Fan

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 18, 2013 8:59 PM

    Sad to see him hurt but still glad the Seahawks drafted Bruce Irvin over him.

  5. dsimp724 says: Aug 18, 2013 9:01 PM

    Rex was turned on by the medical report

  6. seatownballers says: Aug 18, 2013 9:03 PM

    Jets get no brakes

  7. mackcarrington says: Aug 18, 2013 9:08 PM

    But in the meantime, he’ll be “working through some things”.

  8. itsunclepauley says: Aug 18, 2013 10:06 PM

    Not good. The front 7 is the one part of the roster with talent. Coples was great last year as a rookie, and moving him to OLB this year was a rough transition, but if it worked out he’d get even more sacks. The one silver lining to this cloud is that one of the few FA signings the Jets made this offseason was on Coples’ replacement, Antwan Barnes, who is a decent player and has looked good in the preseason.

  9. tooz72 says: Aug 18, 2013 10:08 PM

    Dont matter, they have Señor Sanchez

  10. britishteeth says: Aug 18, 2013 10:09 PM

    I’m sure he’s just faking it to avoid playing for the most inept, irrelevant franchise in the NFL. Smart move.

  11. ajsjr40 says: Aug 18, 2013 10:14 PM

    Linebacker?

  12. jonbeck316 says: Aug 19, 2013 1:56 AM

    He’ll probably be out for a cople of weeks

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 19, 2013 8:24 AM

    I didn’t like the idea of moving Coples from the defensive line to linebacker. Not sure that had anything to do with his injury but regardless, hope he recovers quickly.

  14. ccjcsr says: Aug 19, 2013 11:25 AM

    Bust!

  15. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Aug 19, 2013 1:59 PM

    Major S**ksville!!!

  16. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Aug 19, 2013 2:02 PM

    ccjcsr

    Bust? Lol. Calm down buddy.

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