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Brandon Marshall’s knee is “fine,” somehow

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets is put out ofthe game during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Getty Images

On Thursday night, a facemask tackle of Jets receiver Brandon Marshall caused his knee to twist in a way that the human knee typically doesn’t. He feared the worst possible outcome; he ended up with the best.

“Brandon is fine,” Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Friday. “He has a sore knee. He got some treatment, but he’s walking around pretty good.”

It initially appeared he wouldn’t be walking around at all. And that he would be having surgery followed by a grueling rehab process that may or may not have allowed him to become the guy he used to be.

When watching bodies collide and tangle and collapse at every level of football, it’s amazing that serious leg injuries don’t happen more often. It seemed certain that it had happened to Marshall on Thursday. Instead, he returned after a brief absence, played well, and by all appearances won’t miss a beat.

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16 Responses to “Brandon Marshall’s knee is “fine,” somehow”
  1. trainwrecksryan says: Sep 17, 2016 9:52 AM

    That’s great news – I was tired of hearing about season-ending injuries every time I logged on to PFT.

  2. tylawspick6 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:54 AM

    he will just use some of gomer’s guyer stash, approved by goodell, and he’ll be fine

  3. nofaceangler says: Sep 17, 2016 9:57 AM

    Great, great news for one of the most underrated players of the last decade. I mean, he’s had 100 catches every year except his last in Chi, and the two he spent with Jay Fiedler. And even with Fiedler he had over 1000 yards both times. Seems he has also matured a lot. Keep it going 15!!!

  4. willycents says: Sep 17, 2016 10:01 AM

    Id this had happened to a Pats player, their fans would be here in force demanding suspensions and bashing Goodell and trashing the Broncos…..oh….wait….already here

  5. Matt from San Diego says: Sep 17, 2016 10:04 AM

    Eventually, football players should replace both ACLs before entering the league as a preventative measure. Much like pitchers in baseball are beginning to electively undergo Tommy John surgery early in their careers.

    Im shocked medicine hasn’t continued the pursuit of the synthetic ACL. If you could use stem cells and allow organic compounds to graft with, essentially, a giant rubber band, the body wouldnt be so prone to rejecting it(as has been one of the issues).

    As science and medicine inevitably move closer towards combining the human body with technology, football will eventually become safer believe it or not.

  6. tylawspick6 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:18 AM

    the master of drops and not being clutch will head to miami to hit up gomer’s wife for some hgh and he will be fine

  7. troy43mvp says: Sep 17, 2016 10:26 AM

    When one Brandon Marshall takes a knee to the flag another Brandon Marshall feels it. It’s like twins.

  8. cotroutslayer says: Sep 17, 2016 10:26 AM

    Thank God! I thought my fantasy season was a total loss when he went down. I’m happy for him that it wasn’t anything serious.

  9. carljng says: Sep 17, 2016 10:41 AM

    @willycents…what a dumb comment

  10. chuckshontaspads says: Sep 17, 2016 11:23 AM


  11. bassplucker says: Sep 17, 2016 11:26 AM

    As a Bears fan it’s good to see Marshall and Forte enjoying success… out of conference. It looks like they are both in a good place with the Jets. I understand and accept Fox and Pace’s decisions to let them go, but until and unless their production is replaced there are going to be a lot of differing opinions and mixed feelings about those choices from the Bears faithful.

  12. whodey83 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:49 AM


    Maybe if you say it one more time, you’ll make your point effectively.

  13. spotsdad says: Sep 17, 2016 12:10 PM

    What was Mrs. Manning doing in the J-E-T-S locker room?

  14. pftfan says: Sep 17, 2016 12:15 PM

    looks like the Machine Marshall nickname actually applies.

  15. jetsfan136 says: Sep 17, 2016 12:26 PM

    Marshall seemed clutch when he caught 2 TD passes last time the Jets and Pats played…a game that the Jets won. Don’t let that get in the way of your narrative, Ty.

  16. jojovie131 says: Sep 17, 2016 4:23 PM

    Marshall is a cheater.

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