Carl Lawson having MRI on Achilles

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Jets edge rusher Carl Lawson was carted off at Thursday’s practice with a left leg injury and initial reports are not promising for the team’s biggest defensive acquisition of the offseason.

NFL Media reports that Lawson is having an MRI on his Achilles and that Lawson felt a pop when he was injured in the joint session with the Packers in Green Bay. That’s one of the signs of a tear and Lawson’s first season with the Jets will be over before it starts if that’s what testing shows.

Losing Lawson would be a massive blow to Jets head coach Robert Saleh’s plans on defense. Lawson’s work this summer has elicited rave reviews from all corners and he was set to join Quinnen Williams as disruptive players at the point of attack for the Jets.

Lawson signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Jets as a free agent. He spent the first four years of his career with the Bengals.

18 responses to “Carl Lawson having MRI on Achilles

  1. This is truly sad… I’m a Dolphins fan and you hate to see this happen to any player. If it the achilles, he already has torn both… the left in college and his right w/ the Bengals. Truly hope it is not… prayers young man!!

  2. just thank your lucky stars you’re not a jets fan. hope the kid heals up quick. he was looking like lightening off the edge.

  3. This guy is a walking IR case. I have no idea why Douglas gave him such a huge contract.

    Then again, it’s the Jets.

  4. I had an Achilles tendon tear. It is no joke. Hope for a swift recovery. There have been multiple players to have one and come back to be effective.

  5. I really feel bad for Jets fans. Those two together on that front would have been something special.
    I hope the news is better than we think, but if isn’t, I wish him a speedy recovery.

  6. httwft says:
    August 19, 2021 at 2:42 pm
    and fans wonder why players do all they can to get as much money as they can

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    And fans wonder why teams are so hesitant to give up a ton of guaranteed money.

  7. Burrow_To_Chase says:
    August 19, 2021 at 2:48 pm
    httwft says:
    August 19, 2021 at 2:42 pm
    and fans wonder why players do all they can to get as much money as they can

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    And fans wonder why teams are so hesitant to give up a ton of guaranteed money.

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    yea how dare they! smh

  8. This hurts. It basically sets our defense from being a C+-maybe even a B+ to the same D- defense from last year. His presence was hopefully going to open things up a bit for Quinnen Williams as he continues his development. Now QW will see all the double teams, the pass rush will not be disruptive, and QBs will have plenty of time to pick apart our awful secondary. Not only that, but now Carl Lawson misses this yr and will have to spend next year getting back into form. If he ever is the same dynamic player we heard about in camp, he won’t be again until the 2023 season. Anyone think we’ll get north of 4 wins?

  9. mikeyb says:
    August 19, 2021 at 2:11 pm
    I really feel bad for Jets fans. Those two together on that front would have been something special.
    I hope the news is better than we think, but if isn’t, I wish him a speedy recovery.

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    Don’t ever feel bad for the cheating Jets, their owner or their pet Goodell.

    Their antics are above reproach.

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