Jets cornerback Dee Milliner missed practice on Thursday because of the hamstring injury he suffered during Wednesday’s session, a decision he said was precautionary while admitting that he didn’t know whether or not he would be able to get on the field Sunday against the Titans.
It’s the latest in a series of injuries for Milliner, who had surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder during the offseason and then missed time this summer with an Achilles injury. Milliner said Thursday that it has been a frustrating way to start a rookie season that has also included a demotion from the starting lineup after Milliner was benched against the Patriots in Week Two.
“I just had that Achilles,” Milliner said, via Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger. “This has been aggravating. I’m going to be OK. I’m just going to stay at it and keep working. I’ve had some ups and downs. You’re going to have those.”
Coach Rex Ryan said he thought Milliner played better against the Bills in Week Three, but offered no timetable for the rookie’s return to the lineup beyond a hope that the injury isn’t that serious. If Milliner doesn’t play, Ryan said Darrin Walls will start on the outside with Kyle Wilson playing as the slot corner.