New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams practices before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati.
(AP Photo/Gary Landers)

New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle. He’ll also undergo an MRI and his status is uncertain.

By Robby Sabo and Ryan Honey

New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams is dealing with a sprained ankle that’s placed his status for the Miami Dolphins game this Sunday in question.

Adam Gase announced the official diagnosis on Monday’s conference call and also announced the team’s best player will undergo an MRI to ensure no serious damage has taken place.

Adams, 24, showcased a highly-emotional version of himself following his team’s disheartening 22-6 loss to the winless Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Not only did his team lose to a winless team for the second time this season (something that’s never been done before in the NFL when counting teams at least 0-7), but he also put forth as bad an Adams performance as possible.

Gregg Williams seemingly switched schemes overnight. Instead of No. 33 toying around in the box and on the edge, while getting after the opposing team’s quarterback, he was curiously silent. Instead, Adams roamed the defensive backfield for most of the contest.

The injury is most likely why.

The Jets aren’t dishing out details on the injury. What most of the beat wants to know is whether or not it’s the dreaded high-ankle sprain. After Sunday’s game, he was spotted leaving the locker room in a walking boot.

If Adams isn’t good to go this coming Sunday against the Dolphins, the Jets would most likely play Blake Countess at strong safety. It’s important that the Jets don’t rush Adams through this process. They don’t want to risk a further injury, one that could linger.

Adams tallied just one combined tackle (one assisted) in the loss to the Bengals. Thus far on the year (12 games), he’s racked up 64 combined tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, 12 quarterback hits, 6.5 sacks, one interception (one pick-six), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery (brought back for a touchdown).

The 4-8 Jets will take on the 3-9 Miami Dolphins when they visit MetLife Stadium this Sunday.

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