FLORHAM PARK, NJ — New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will be out for two to four weeks after an MRI scan Saturday morning revealed a bone bruise and a torn meniscus in his right knee, sources confirmed.
The Jets believe there is a chance Wilson could be ready for the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, a source told ESPN. Without Wilson, Joe Flacco, 37, moves to the top of the depth chart, followed by Mike White and Chris Streveler.
Wilson will undergo surgery, but the meniscus doesn’t need a full repair, just a circumcision, a source said. The arthroscopic surgery is expected to determine whether Wilson will be absent closer to two or four weeks, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The New York Post first reported Wilson’s injuries and schedule.
This is a big break for the Jets. Things were looking bleak as Wilson, who was drafted second overall in 2021, hobbled into the dressing room at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday night. He was injured in the Jets’ second series and ninth game from scrimmage against the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was a non-contact injury as Wilson, scrambling out of the pocket, attempted to cut inside rather than run out. His knee buckled on the grass and he fell to the ground. Wilson left the game and immediately went to the dressing room.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34393987/new-york-jets-qb-zach-wilson-2-4-weeks-suffering-bone-bruise-torn-meniscus-source-confirms New York Jets QB Zach Wilson out 2-4 weeks after suffering bone bruise, torn meniscus, sources confirm