Jets' Decker has sprained knee, might be able to play Eagles
DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
Sep. 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets received good news on Eric Decker's injured knee.
An MRI on Tuesday revealed the wide receiver has a sprain, but not structural or ligament damage, and coach Todd Bowles said Decker is "day to day."
Decker said after the Jets' 20-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night that team doctors thought it was an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament. Decker had eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game in the second half.
He has not been ruled out for the Jets' next game Sunday at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.
"I'll have to see how he's doing later in the week," Bowles said. "If he's not moving well, obviously he's not going to play. Time will tell. We have a little bit of time, so I'm hopeful, but it's not out of the realm that he won't play, either."
It's the second straight week the Jets avoided serious injuries after initially fearing the worst. Rookie linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin was carted from the field last week with what was later diagnosed as a concussion. He remains sidelined while going through the NFL's concussion protocol.
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie appeared to suffer a serious knee injury last week when he needed help walking off the field and was carted from the sideline to the locker room. An MRI last Monday showed he sprained his left knee and was back on the field Monday night.
Bowles added that backup wide receiver Chris Owusu injured one of his legs against the Colts.
"I don't know the severity of that one yet," Bowles said. "I'm still waiting for that one to come back."
Bowles said later on 98.7 ESPN New York radio that Owusu could miss a couple of weeks.
With the injuries at wide receiver, the Jets worked out several players at the position Tuesday, including Terrelle Pryor and Corey Washington. Pryor, the former quarterback-turned-receiver, had his workout with New York set up last week. The Jets also signed Titus Davis to the practice squad.
Running back Chris Ivory has a sore groin, an injury that limited him at practice a few days before the game. Ivory finished with 57 yards on 14 carries against the Colts.
"He took a lot of hits," Bowles said. "The way he runs, he's going to be sore after every game. So I don't know if it was soreness or if he's still feeling a little bit of pain. I'll have to see as the week goes forward."
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