Ryan Griffin scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins.
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Ryan Griffin, one of the New York Jets’ most potent offensive weapons, is heading to injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury.

Bad medical luck continues to haunt the New York Jets.

Hours before their Thursday game against the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced that tight end Ryan Griffin would be placed on injured reserve. The first-year Jet had previously been listed as out for Thursday’s game with an ankle injury.

Griffin, 29, joined the Jets in July. He had taken over the starting tight end role after a suspension and injuries kept incumbent starter Chris Herndon off the field. The former Houston Texan had 320 yards on 34 receptions this season. Five of those catches went for touchdowns, setting a new career-high for the seven-year veteran. That mark also leads the team.

Notably, Griffin had two scores in the Jets’ visit to Jacksonville on Oct. 27. That was the first multi-touchdown game of his career. Griffin reached another personal record three weeks later in Washington. He would break the century mark in yardage for the first time in his career with 109 yards. He added a touchdown in the Jets’ 34-17 victory over the Redskins.

With Griffin and Herndon both on injured reserve, the Jets will now turn to Daniel Brown and rookie Trevon Wesco.

Brown has just three receptions this season. Two have gone for first downs and the third was a touchdown. It was Brown’s first touchdown since November 2016 as a member of the Chicago Bears.

Wesco was a fourth-round selection in April’s draft. He has a single reception for 15 yards thus far in his career. He has mostly lined up in the backfield as a fullback.

Taking Griffin’s roster spot is offensive lineman Brent Qvale. The veteran blocker was recently activated from injured reserve, having been there since September with a knee injury. Qvale played in all 16 games last season, starting two.

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