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The bad news continues to roll in for the New York Jets.Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who was injured in bizarre fashion against the 49ers on Sunday, will likely miss the rest of the season with an injury to the Lisfranc ligament in his left foot, the NYT’s Ben Shpigel reports.
The Lisfranc ligament joins the series of bones in the middle of the foot, and an injury to it typically takes months to recover. A similar injury took down Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub for the last six weeks and playoffs last season.
The Jets already lost All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis to a torn ACL last week, so they’ll be without arguably two of their biggest playmakers for the remainder of the season. Holmes was leading the team with 272 yards and a score.
Where does this leave the Jets?
The offence is in shambles.
The receiving corp is completely depleted and the running game has not done enough to provide a remedy for the situation.
Receiver Stephen Hill and tight end Dustin Keller, perhaps the next biggest threats for quarterback Mark Sanchez behind Holmes, have both been sidelined with hamstring injuries over the last few weeks.
New No. 1 target Jeremy Kerley has caught just 39 total passes in his career. The Jets are expected to bring in seventh-year wideout Jason Hill, whose best year came last season with 25 catches for 356 yards and three touchdowns.
Running backs Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell have combined for 3.2 yards per attempt through four games, which is the third-worst in the league.
Is it inevitable that Mark Sanchez is replaced by Tim Tebow? No, but this injury will push the limits of Jets fans’ sanity.
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