EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Jets may have won Sunday afternoon, a 37-10 drubbing of the hapless Kansas City Chiefs, but in the process of improving to 8-5 they may have lost the "quarterback" of their defense.
While trying to extend the yardage of his second-quarter interception of Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko, Jim Leonhard injured his right knee while being tackled by wide receiver Steve Breaston, the intended target on the play. Breaston wrapped Leonhard up around his ankles and the knee injury, reported to be a torn ligament, occurred as the Jets safety tried to wiggle free to gain more yardage.
The extent of the injury was not known immediately after the game but Leonhard was down on the field for several minutes following the injury as he received medical attention. As he limped off the field, he applied no pressure to the right leg while being supported on both sides by members of the Jets medical team. He was not in the locker room post-game.
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