Injuries Plaguing Jets Early Into Season

It’s only week two and injuries have already taken a toll on the New York Jets (0-1). The team’s injured reserve list keeps growing, with the Jets up to eight players after one week. The most recent additions include Le’Veon Bell, Denzel Mims, and Blake Cashman.

Let’s take a look at all the injuries keeping players sidelined for week two against the San Francisco 49ers (0-1):

Le’Veon Bell (hamstring): In game one against the Buffalo Bills, Bell suffered a hamstring injury late in the first half after attempting to catch a long throw made by quarterback Sam Darnold. Unfortunately, the pass was out of his reach and he slipped. Bell stayed in and played a few downs in the third quarter before being taken out of the game for good. He finished the game with 14 rushing yards on six attempts and 32 yards on two receptions. Under new rules, Bell must miss at least three games, which means he will be eligible to return week five against the Arizona Cardinals, per Rich Cimini, ESPN staff writer. 

Blake Cashman (groin): The second-year linebacker from Minnesota left the season-opener in the first quarter with a groin injury.

Denzel Mims (hamstring): The rookie wide receiver out of Baylor missed training camp due to a hamstring injury. After returning to practice, he injured his other hamstring and was out week one. 

Cameron Clark (knee): Clark, an offensive lineman, injured his knee during training camp just after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Patrick Onwuasor (knee): The linebacker Onwuasor suffered a knee injury in August that will keep him out the first month of the season.

Jeff Smith (shoulder): The wide receiver sustained a shoulder injury during training camp. The sprain will keep him out for three weeks as Smith was getting a look with the first team offense due to injuries to the wide receiver corps.

Vyncint Smith (core): Smith, a wide receiver, is expected to miss 3-5 more weeks after having core muscle surgery in mid-August when the muscle ripped away from the bone. 

Jabari Zuniga (quadriceps): The rookie defensive end Zuniga was limited in training camp due to a quadriceps injury.

It is also important to note top wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who is not on the IR, will miss the game against San Francisco due to a hamstring injury. Crowder charged the little offense the Jets had week one with 115 yards and one touchdown.

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