The New York Jets will probably be without one of their top defensive players for the next few weeks, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The New York Jets‘ Sunday was perhaps spoiled long before kickoff against the Jaguars.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported prior to the Jets’ 29-15 loss in Jacksonville that linebacker C.J. Mosley is expected to be out “a few more weeks” due to more complications with a groin injury that has affected him since Week 1.
#Jets LB C.J. Mosley, who had more tests on his groin this week, is expected to be out a few more weeks, source said. It’s an extension of his previous groin injury, and Mosley is rehabbing and battling to get back on the field as quickly as possible.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2019
Mosley was forced to leave that game against the Buffalo Bills in the second half. He missed the next four games before making a brief return to the starting lineup last Monday against New England. The linebacker had three tackles, but lacked his traditional brand of burst and speed.
After the game, Mosley admitted the groin was still somewhat affecting him.
(It was) just kind of affecting when I was cutting and things like that. But for the most part, I was trying to run as fast as I could, trying to play my normal style of football,” he said on Monday. “I felt it, it felt like a pulled muscle … Just kind of affecting when I was cutting and things like that. But for the most part, I was trying to run as fast as I could, trying to play my normal style of football.”
Rapoport’s report indicates that Mosley isn’t letting the Jets’ seemingly lost season stop him from getting back on the field. Mosley himself expressed no regrets in partaking in Monday’s game.
“Where (the injury) is at, it’ll affect every move that I make at my position. Unless I don’t play at all, that’s the only way it’s going to get better. So that’s not really in my plans, not to play for the rest of the season.”
The Jets missed Mosley dearly on Sunday afternoon. They allowed 389 yards to the Jaguars, who enjoyed three touchdown passes from quarterback Gardner Minshew.
New York, likely sans Mosley, returns to action next Sunday afternoon, as they hit the road to take on the Miami Dolphins for the first time this season (1 p.m. ET, CBS).