Enunwa, Johnson and Roberts Suffer Practice Injuries; Status Uncertain
The Jets suffered a few injuries that could considerably hinder them in Sunday’s meeting with the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. While the severity of the injuries aren’t clear, the names of the players and their importance on the roster are undeniable.
The biggest name to appear on the injury report was Sam Darnold’s favorite target in wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (hip), whom Darnold has targeted on 29% of his passes this season. Enunwa didn’t seem overly concerned about the injury according to Brian Costello of the New York Post. If Enunwa can’t go, the silver lining could be Darnold being forced to look elsewhere on offense and perhaps get Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson more involved in the offense.
Already thin at cornerback, the team’s top corner, Trumaine Johnson, was limited in practice with a quad injury. Even having struggled in the early going of the 2018 season, Johnson would be expected to help corral Broncos wide receiver tandem of Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas.
In addition to Johnson begin dinged up, fellow cornerback Darryl Roberts was limited in practice along with Enunwa and Johnson due to a hamstring injury.
Head coach Todd Bowles will provide updates on the injury later today.