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Max Mitchell out With Dislocated Kneecap

More bad news on the injury front for the Jets at the offensive tackle position.  According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, rookie tackle Max Mitchell suffered a dislocated kneecap in yesterday’s win.  It’s the same injury suffered by Mekhi Becton two seasons ago.  In Becton’s case, his 5-8 weeks turned out to be nearly a full season.  With Mitchell being significantly lighter than Becton, the team will undoubtedly hope his rehab goes according to plan.

Meanwhile, the injury leaves the Jets even further depleted at the tackle spot.  Already without Mekhi Becton, Duane Brown and George Fant, the Jets had right guard Alijah Vera-Tucker step in and play left tackle against the Steelers on Sunday.  While Brown is expected back in the near future, until he takes some live reps, the Jets won’t know what to expect.

The Jets may end up turning to the recently added Mike Remmers or Cedric Ogbuehi.  Stay tuned.


This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.

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