The Jets finally won a game on Sunday, beating the rival Giants 34-27, but they paid the price for it.
Tight end Chris Herndon and right guard Brian Winters suffered serious injuries that could end their respective seasons, coach Adam Gase said on a Monday conference call.
Herndon, in his 2019 debut, has a fractured rib, while Winters re-dislocated his shoulder and may need surgery.
It seems possible both will be placed on Injured Reserve with only seven games remaining. For Herndon, a second-year player who was impressive as a rookie, it has been a lost season. He was suspended for the season’s first four games after violating the league’s substance abuse policy and hurt his hamstring at the tail-end of the suspension. He finally returned on Sunday, only to catch one pass and re-injure himself. Gase said he would be out “an extended amount of time.”
“I feel for bad for Chris,” Gase said. “For whatever reason, he couldn’t catch a break this year.”
Running back Le’Veon Bell (ribs) was sore, but Gase expects him to be fine. Linebacker Brandon Copeland has a muscle strain near his hip and will see a specialist. Gase expects him to be limited in practice at the start of the week.
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