Shaun Ellis broke his hand on Sunday vs the San Diego Chargers. Being the leader that he is, Shaun returned to the game with a hand that was completely wrapped. Mike Devito filled in on some running downs but Ellis was on the field for passing downs. He is expected to play again this Sunday vs the Indianaoplis Colts.
Ellis’ hand will require surgery, but not until after the Colts game, regardless of the result. He was going to have the procedure — which will require having screws implanted in the bone — prior to the trip to Indy, but his skin wouldn’t have healed in time to play the game.
Instead, Ellis will be attended to by the Jets’ medical staff this week and given a cast to wear. Considering the Jets have to win only one more game to get to the “Big Game” and knowing that opportunities like these do not come every season, it would have been quite difficult for the Big Katt to sit out Sunday’s contest.