If falling to the winless Cincinnatti Bengals wasn’t enough, the New York Jets could potentially be without star safety Jamal Adams for several weeks, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Adams was knocked out of Sunday’s game early on but managed to finish the contest, which might have put his injury at-risk.
“Iâ€™m kind of waiting on the whole exact details of what the injury is,â€ Gase said. â€œIâ€™m going to lean on him a lot, too, as far as how he feels. We want to make sure he’s good to go before we put him back out there. I just want to make sure that he’s in the right place physically, so he can go play his style of ball, which is basically, I mean, he’s the heartbeat of our defense. We need him to be able to go full throttle. He’s gotta feel right for him to get back out there.â€
Not having Adams on the field will be a significant hit to the defense, and having already lost CJ Mosely and Avery Williamson doesn’t help the probability of success for the Jets. Gase said that the injury would be week-to-week.
“We’re trying to still do kind of an MRI, all that kind of stuff, and we’ll kind of see where that lands us,â€ Gase said. â€œRight now, it doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to practice on Wednesday, but we’ll kind of take that day-to-day.â€
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The Jets are currently 4-8 on the season after winning three consecutive games following a disheartening loss to the Miami Dolphins, who were winless at the time. Despite the injury troubles and negatives, the Jets have some positive things to look forward to. Quarterback Sam Darnold has looked great at times, but inconsistent at others. His development should be the priority this season and establishing a solid offensive line next offseason.
In the short-term, ensuring Adams is 100% healthy before returning to the field is the priority.