Chris Herndon
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon and right guard Brian Winters will be out for an extended period of time.

Robby Sabo

FLORHAM PARK, NJ—Another two bite the dust.

On Monday, New York Jets head coach Adam Gase revealed two more of his players are significantly injured.


A common football phrase handed down by coaches from generation-to-generation is, “There’s a difference between being hurt and injured.” Tight end Chris Herndon and right guard Brian Winters are actually injured. They’ll both miss an extended period of time, per Gase on Monday’s regularly-scheduled conference call.

Herndon fractured a rib early in his team’s 34-27 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

“It was one of the earlier plays,” Adam Gase said. “He didn’t say anything to me, I think the doctors looked at him after the game. We did S-rays at the stadium then he had a CT scan this morning and it looks like it’s fractured someplace. It’s one of those first or second ribs that’s in the place where it could be an extended period of time where if something happened, it could hurt him worse than what it already is.”

It was Herndon’s first taste of action this season. He was first suspended for four games only to pull his hamstring during the practice week that marked his return. Now, he may be done for the rest of 2019.

Herndon will be sidelined “an extended period of time,” coach Adam Gase said.

Winters, who went down to the MetLife Stadium turn in pain on Sunday, re-dislocated his shoulder and may require surgery. It’s probable he is also done for the season, but at the very least, he’ll miss significant time.

Gase even admitted that it’d be tough to get his starting right guard back this season.

With the Kelechi Osemele situation well-documented, the Jets have now lost both starting guards. Alex Lewis will continue manning down the left side while Tom Compton, who replaced Winters in the win, will most likely assume starting duties this week.

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