Report: Max Mitchell dislocated his knee, Jets expect him back this season

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Jets rookie tackle Max Mitchell needed a cart to leave the field after hurting his knee in Sunday’s win over the Steelers, but it is not expected to be his last time in the lineup this season.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Mitchell has been diagnosed with a dislocated knee. Mitchell is expected to miss several weeks as a result of the injury, but the belief is that he will be able to return to action later this season.

Mitchell was expected to back up George Fant and Mekhi Becton when he was selected in the fourth round this year, but that shifted to Fant and Duane Brown after Becton’s season-ending knee injury. Brown then went on injured reserve before the season opener and Mitchell took over as the starting right tackle.

Fant went on injured reserve last week, so the revolving door has kept spinning all year. Alijah Vera-Tucker moved from guard to left tackle on Sunday with Connor McDermott taking over at right tackle after Mitchell’s injury.

2 responses to “Report: Max Mitchell dislocated his knee, Jets expect him back this season

  1. Another brutal injury to that O-Line. Hopefully Max Mitchell has a speedy recovery.

    He was really coming around and looking like a gem of a 4th round pick for Douglas and his staff. I remember pre-draft many considered him to be a fairly raw prospect but he has actually been outplaying all the 1st round tackles outside of Tyler Smith.

  2. Vera Tucker really showed why the Jets drafted him, moving from G to LT is a tough job and he came through big. Glad to hear we’ll see Mitchell again soon.

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