New York Jets’ right tackle Chuma Edoga suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain during the recent 34-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
The New York Jets picked up their third consecutive win (and fourth total) on Sunday afternoon. They ousted the Oakland Raiders 34-3, led by a dominating performance from second-year quarterback Sam Darnold.
The University of Southern California product threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns as well as rushed for one score in the win.
However, not everything went the Jets’ way. Right tackle Chuma Edoga suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain. He left the game early and thus went for an MRI on Monday. Edoga will now miss time due to the injury, although it’s not clear how many weeks exactly.
Brandon Shell or Conor McDermott is expected to take over at the right tackle spot in Edoga’s absence.
With this injury, the Jets offensive line is now even more depleted than it already was. Center Ryan Kalil and guard Brian Winters have additionally been placed on injured reserve with knee and shoulder injuries, respectively.
Overall, it’s been one of the worst offensive lines in football this year. Through 11 games, Gang Green has allowed 42 sacks. This statistic puts them at No. 30 in the league.
Since the winning streak began, the line has improved drastically, however. They’ve allowed two, two, and one sack in the wins over the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Raiders, respectively.
At 4-7, the Jets will take on the winless Cincinnati Bengals on the road at 1:00 p.m. ET this coming Sunday.