New York Jets Injury Update: Michael Carter, Sheldon Rankins, others

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Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (98) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh just met with the media. To start off his press conference, he shared all injury updates.

None of the news given was bad by any means. The Jets happened to get some great news on one key difference-maker on the defensive side of the football.

New York Jets Injury Update:

DT Sheldon Rankins will return today as limited participant:

Certainly, the big, exciting news for all Jets fans here. The team has certainly missed the presence Sheldon Rankins provides to the interior of this defensive line up front. Especially against the run, where the Jets did happen to give up 127 yards this last Sunday.

On Rankins, Saleh said he is back at practice but as a limited participant. He further elaborated, saying “we’ll see how the week goes.”

Hopefully, Rankins progresses over the next few days. The team opted not to place him on injured reserve a few weeks ago, indicating they expected an imminent return. He has missed the last two games but seems likely to play again soon.

Adding a healthy Rankins with his two sacks, three tackles for loss, and four quarterback hits alongside Quinnen Williams is what the Jets need down the stretch over the final six games of 2022.

RB Michael Carter will not practice today:

Michael Carter had to leave Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. The good thing, the Jets avoided the worst-case scenario, which Saleh further confirmed in his press conference this morning.

His injury is a low-ankle sprain, and Saleh stated, “we’re gonna give it a try for this week.” The team will take a day-to-day approach with their second-year running back. Ultimately, though, Saleh made known that Carter has a chance to play this Sunday in Minnesota.

Other updates:

Two others to leave Sunday’s game with Carter were safety Ashtyn Davis (hamstring) and right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (groin). Along with Carter, Davis and Ogbuehi will not practice today but do have a chance to go this week.

Second-year tight end Kenny Yeboah (calf) is back at practice after not participating at all a week ago. Similar to Rankins, Yeboah will be a limited participant today.

DJ Reed (personal) should be back at practice tomorrow, according to Saleh. His availability for Sunday is not in jeopardy.

And as usual, left tackle Duane Brown (shoulder) is on his typical program for the week, being limited for Wednesday and Thursday’s practice before being full on the final practice Friday.