By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has a posterior cruciate ligament sprain in his right knee and will be out for at least two weeks, an MRI scan confirmed on Monday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the diagnostic.
Wilson was injured in the second quarter of New York’s 54-13 loss to New England on Sunday when he was hit by Patriots linebacker Matt Judon, who fell to the back of the quarterback’s legs after throwing an incomplete pass.
Wilson and the team said after the game that the initial diagnosis was a PCL sprain and this was confirmed by MRI scans on Monday morning, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because team no. had not announced the results.
ESPN first released the MRI results on the injury, which will keep Wilson on the sidelines for at least next Sunday’s Jets home game against Cincinnati and their Thursday night game in Indianapolis on November 4. New York will then be at home against Buffalo on November 4. November 14 and Miami on November 21.
Wilson said he heard a “pop” in his right knee when he was injured, and he said after the game “it’s kind of like something is wrong with the being loose or a little unstable a bit. ” Initially there were concerns that the injury was more serious, but initial examinations indicated that it was likely a PCL injury and not a potentially end-of-season situation.
Mike White made his NFL debut replacing Wilson after the injury. He is likely to replace while Wilson is sidelined, with veteran Josh Johnson also on the practice squad.
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