The Jets could be without injured RB Le'Veon Bell for a matter of "weeks," head coach Adam Gase told reporters on Monday, though Gase tossed a bit of positivity into his update on Bell and LB Blake Cashman (groin).
"Obviously both of them being soft tissue injuries, we could be looking at a couple weeks. I don't want to put a timetable on them," Gase said while discussing Bell and Cashman.
Gase added, though, that Bell and Cashman both have a history of returning from injuries "earlier than anticipated."
Bell injured his hamstring during New York's Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, exiting in the third quarter and not returning.
The injury came while Bell was running a route downfield. He seemed to try and speed up to catch the throw from QB Sam Darnold, but he came off the turf holding his left leg a bit.
Bell didn't have any ailments during training camp that required him to miss time, but there was one instance during a team scrimmage were he was sidelined because of hamstring tightness. He called it a miscommunication and said it wasn't an issue to worry about.
Bell was having a tough time with the Bills' defense before getting hurt, being held to 14 yards rushing on six carries. He had two catches for 32 yards.