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Jets QB Zach Wilson to have MRI on injured knee

Field Level Media
25 Oct 2021, 07:40 GMT+10

New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson will have an MRI exam to determine the extent of a right knee injury that knocked him out of Sunday's 54-13 loss at New England.

Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, took a big hit from Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon early in the second quarter. He remained on the ground before being helped off the field by trainers. He was evaluated in the medical tent before heading to the locker room.

The team initially said he was questionable to return before later ruling him out for the rest of the game.

NFL Network reported that the initial belief is Wilson injured his PCL and will miss some time.

Wilson, 22, completed 6 of 10 passes for 51 yards before exiting the contest. For the season, he has passed for 1,168 yards with four touchdowns and nine interceptions in six starts.

He was replaced by Mike White, who entered an NFL game for the first time. On his first career pass attempt, White threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis to cut New England's lead to 17-7.

White, 26, was a fifth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2018. He has been with the Jets since 2019.

White finished with 202 yards on 20-of-32 passing with one TD and two interceptions.

The Jets (1-5) host the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) next Sunday.

--Field Level Media

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