Jeremy Kerley Has A Concussion

Jeremy KerleyJeremy Kerley was injured in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but he returned to the game after being evaluated.  Today the Jets said that Kerley did not practice (see injury report below) and they have listed him as having a concussion.  Kimberley Martin from Newsday sheds some light on the situation.

The Jets’ slot receiver suffered a violent hit from Buccaneers safety Mark Barron — and two other defenders closing in — late in the second quarter of Sunday’s 18-17 win over Tampa Bay. The blow knocked Kerley’s helmet loose and he lay face down, clutching his head, for several minutes.

Though the receiver returned to the game, he did not practice Monday and was listed with a “head injury.” A team spokesman later clarified that Kerley passed in-game and postgame concussion protocol tests Sunday but exhibited symptoms Monday morning. As a result, the trainers decided to “err on the side of caution” and list Kerley with a concussion.

It seems unlikely that Kerley will play against the Patriots, especially since it is a short week with the game being on Thursday night.  Here is the full injury report that the Jets released today.

Practice Report
Did Not Participate In Practice
Monday DE Quinton Coples (ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (concussion), QB Mark Sanchez (right shoulder), TE Kellen Winslow (knee)
Limited Participation in Practice
Monday CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), TE Jeff Cumberland (chin), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Edmond Gates (knee), WR Santonio Holmes (foot), C Nick Mangold (elbow), DT Sheldon Richardson (shoulder)
Full Participation in Practice
Monday LB Nick Bellore (oblique), T Willie Colon (knee), DT Damon Harrison (knee), WR Stephen Hill (knee), T Ben Ijalana (knee), RB Chris Ivory (thumb), LB Garrett McIntyre (ribs), CB Dee Milliner (hip), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder), QB Geno Smith (ankle)

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