Jets' Robert Saleh says Marcus Maye suffered Achilles injury: 'It's not looking good'

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Marcus Maye makes tackle vs. Colts
Marcus Maye makes tackle vs. Colts

Not only did the Jets suffer a completely one-sided loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, but it sounds like they’ve also lost one of their best players for a significant period as well.

Marcus Maye left Thursday’s 45-30 loss in the third quarter after a non-contact injury, and head coach Robert Saleh said after the game that Maye exited due to an Achilles injury that could keep him sidelined for a while.

“It’s huge. I’m more concerned for Marcus than I am what we’ll do defensively to try to fill that void,” Saleh said. “He’s a fantastic young man. He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. I’m sick for him.

“It’s not looking good.”

Maye tweeted the following after the game:

Maye has combined for 40 tackles this season to go along with a sack, providing veteran leadership on the back end.

The Florida product is also playing under the franchise tag, and with this latest injury, Maye’s future with the Jets is now as uncertain as ever.

Linebacker CJ Mosley experienced similar circumstances while playing out his fifth-year option with the Baltimore Ravens, and he said after the game that he’s feeling for his teammate.

“That’s just a tough part of this business. Going into my fifth year in Baltimore, they picked up my fifth-year option. I hurt my knee the second game,” said Mosley. “Luckily it was just a bone bruise but that was something that sometimes I still deal with now. When I had that injury, in the back of my head I was like ‘Damn, this is my fifth-year option. I just went down with a knee injury.’ I’m sure he has a lot of emotions going on right now.

“I’m sure he’s got a lot of emotions going on right now, and I’m sure football is definitely not what he’s thinking about.”

Maye was the subject of trade rumors leading into this past Tuesday’s deadline, but he ultimately remained with the team.