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Muhammad Wilkerson says leg rehab starting ahead of schedule

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06:  Muhammad Wilkerson #96 and Damon Harrison #94 of the New York Jets celebrate after defeating the New York Giants by a score of 23-20 at MetLife Stadium on December 6, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Getty Images

The team that defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will be playing for in 2016 has been the subject of some debate with free agency approaching and that debate has overshadowed most discussion about when he’ll be ready to play after breaking his leg in the final game of the regular season.

Wilkerson offered an update on that front Thursday and it was a positive one.

In a Twitter message, Wilkerson wrote that he was checked out by Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina on Thursday and that his “leg responded great” over the last few weeks. He added that he’ll be “starting rehab ahead of schedule” and is “anxious” to get back to work.

The Jets already appeared to be on track to giving Wilkerson the franchise tag before the start of free agency, leaving open the possibility of signing him to a long-term deal at some point before July 15 or trading Wilkerson in the event they decide to move forward without him. The medical news should only make that decision easier for the Jets and will likely also come as good news to any team that might consider making a run at dealing for Wilkerson down the road.

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4 Responses to “Muhammad Wilkerson says leg rehab starting ahead of schedule”
  1. icebergsimpson says: Feb 18, 2016 3:51 PM

    Tampa Bay

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Feb 18, 2016 4:11 PM


  3. devilsmetsgiants says: Feb 18, 2016 5:14 PM

    The Giants are happy to hear it.

  4. jetsfan136 says: Feb 19, 2016 12:23 PM

    Jets gonna tag him… they will absolutely take the Giants 1st and 3rd for him. Then figure a 75 million dollar contract. Still want him, Giants?

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