Zach Wilson: New York Jets quarterback injures his knee in preseason and is doubtful for the start of the 2022 season | NFL News


Zach Wilson suffered a meniscus injury and a bone bruise in his right knee in the team’s first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles; backup quarterback Mike White replaced him in the 24-21 win; the Jets host the Baltimore Ravens in the first week of the 2022 season, September 11

Last update: 08/13/22 22:14

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson walks off the field after suffering an injury during the first half of their season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a meniscus injury and a bone bruise in his right knee in the team’s preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, which should keep it away for two to four weeks.

The injury makes the second-year quarterback doubtful for the start of the 2022 season, which begins Sept. 8. The Jets are scheduled to host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.

Wilson will now undergo a procedure to repair the meniscus injury, which is not a full tear, provided a second doctor confirms the diagnosis.

The injury occurred in the first quarter of the Jets’ game at Philadelphia as he came out of the pocket and rushed to his right. He made a cut to escape an Eagles defender, rushed forward and limped over.

Wilson was taken to the locker room soon after and replaced by substitute Mike White. The Jets won 24-21.

Before leaving the game, Wilson completed 3 of 5 passes for 23 yards with an interception. He added seven rushing yards on a single rush.

The 23-year-old threw for 2,334 passing yards in his rookie season, with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He missed four games with a right knee injury.

If Wilson can’t start the 2022 season, the Jets could turn to White or veteran Joe Flacco.

White made three starts for the injured Wilson last season and was 1-2. He completed 66.7% of his passes for 953 yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions in four games.

Flacco, who won a Super Bowl in his 11 seasons with the Ravens, could find himself facing his former team to start the season. He lost his only start last year in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins, when he completed 27 of 42 passes with three touchdowns and no interceptions in his two appearances.




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