The injury that Calvin Pace sustained in the preseason game against the Washington Redskins turns out to be a broken foot. The New York Jets has put the time line for his return at a couple of weeks. The NY Daily New is reporting that Pace will be sidelined for 6 weeks.
The Daily News has learned that outside linebacker Calvin Pace suffered a broken right foot in last week’s game against the Redskins. The Jets leading pass rusher from a year ago will miss about six weeks, according to a source. It’s a big blow for a defense that is already missing All pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is mired in a month-long hold out.
Jason Taylor will fill the void in Pace’s absence. Vernon Gholston, who was moved to defensive end this offseason, could also play outside linebacker. The Jets may also reach out free agent Adalius Thomas, who starred for Rex Ryan in Baltimore.
Adam Schefter is reporting that Calvin Pace will meed with a foot specialist.
New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace is scheduled to fly to North Carolina to meet with noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to determine how much time he might miss, according to two league sources.
Until Anderson examines Pace and his foot injury, the Jets are hesitant to put a timetable on their linebacker’s absence.
Calvin Pace is the Jets best pass rusher and losing him for an extended period of time amplifies two things:
- The Darrelle Revis holdout
- Jason Taylor
Losing your best pass rusher certainly puts more pressure on the secondary. Looks like any chance of Revis caving in just went out the door. Jason Taylor? The Jets are going to find out how much he has left, in a hurry.
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