Report: Mekhi Becton to have surgery, miss 4-6 weeks

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There have been a few updates on Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton‘s status since he left Sunday’s loss to the Panthers with a knee injury and the latest one gives some idea about how long Becton is going to be out.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Becton will have arthroscopic surgery to clean up damaged cartilage in his knee. He is expected to miss four-to-six weeks as he recovers from the surgery.

George Fant took over at left tackle after Becton was hurt on Sunday and will likely be there against the Patriots in Week Two.

The Jets have also reportedly lost safety Lamarcus Joyner for the season, so the season opener was a painful one in many ways for the AFC East club.

7 responses to “Report: Mekhi Becton to have surgery, miss 4-6 weeks

  1. It will be more than 6 weeks. He is already out of shape and he will gain more weight as he heals and rehabs.

    His career is on the line.

  2. He’s actually graded as one of the better LT in the AFC and had a great year on a bad team in 2020. To think his career is on the line is just foolish.

  3. Both Bechton and Moses graded out higher than any Patriot OT last year. I guess all their careers are on the line.

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