The New York Jets are holding their breath over the health of their franchise quarterback, Zach Wilson. During Friday night’s preseason win over the Eagles, Wilson went down with a non-contact knee injury and was forced to leave the game in the first quarter.
Wilson cut awkwardly after scrambling, going down on the field before limping off and heading to the locker room.
Robert Saleh didn’t speculate on the severity of the injury when speaking to reporters after the game, saying the team is awaiting MRI results on Saturday. He did say that he was told the ACL is believed to be intact, which is good news. But the worry is Wilson injured his PCL.
So to summarize: Wilson's ACL appears to be intact, per Saleh. As @diannaESPN reported earlier, and a source confirms, the early indication is that it could be PCL (same as last year). So right now the #Jets are hopeful it's not season ending. The MRI is tomorrow.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 13, 2022
Connor Hughes of SNY reported after the game that he has heard Wilson will miss 2-3 weeks in a best-case scenario and 4-6 weeks if it’s the worst-case. The Jets don’t believe it’s a season-ending injury, which is encouraging.
Still, with less than a month until Week 1, the Jets are in danger of being without Wilson to start the season.
I’ve heard 2-3 weeks best case, 4-6 worst case. He will miss time. The #Jets & Zach Wilson do not believe he is missing the season.
Jets spooked after Becton, which is why they’ve taken this stance. Truly awaiting the confirmation tomorrow, but fans can go to sleep with hope https://t.co/E29Y5uW21l
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 13, 2022