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Jets Fearful Darrelle Revis’ Injury Could Be Serious

An MRI on Monday will determine the extent of a knee injury suffer Sunday in Miami by the New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis. The team is hoping it is not a torn ACL, which would end the season of the team’s can’t-lose player.

“No news yet,” coach Rex Ryan said after the game.  “Clearly, with Darrelle — your best player — of course you’re going to be concerned.”

After the game, tried to get Revis to comment on the injury, but he declined. Revis walked to the team bus without the aid of crutches but with a noticeable limp as he wheeled his roller-board luggage behind. Two hours earlier, the All-Pro cornerback was grimacing in pain as he lay on the field after a non-contact injury with 3:54 remaining in the third quarter.

After being examined on the sideline, Revis was carted off to the locker room. Curiously, he didn’t sprawl out on the back of the cart, as most injured players do. He sat in the passenger seat, next to the driver. There was a look of resignation on his face. The driver patted him on the shoulder pads, almost as if he were consoling him.

Revis was hurt while trying to tackle running back Daniel Thomas.  Center Mike Pouncey   took down Revis with a cut block, but the replay shows the injury may have occurred before the block.

This was his first game back after sitting out a week with what the team called a mild concussion.

Losing him for an extended period would be a crushing blow for the Jets’ defense, which relies heavily on his man-to-man coverage skills. Revis made a key fumble recovery in the third quarter Sunday.

“It’s huge,” linebacker Calvin Pace said. “I wouldn’t necessarily call it devastating. We’ve got enough guys who have played. In this day in the league, it’s a next-man-up mentality. I hope it’s nothing serious. If he can’t play, it has to b Kyle (Wilson) or Ellis (Lankster) or whoever. We have to keep moving because we have some opponents with serious weapons.”

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