Josh Gordon not expected to play against Jets due to knee injury
Josh Gordon left the New England Patriots’ Week 6 win over the New York Giants with a knee injury that turned out to be not as serious as it looked, but it will likely cost the star receiver at least one game.
Gordon missed practice on Saturday after sitting out all week, and ESPN’s Mike Reiss noted that indications have been he will not play on Monday night against the New York Jets.
With no WR Josh Gordon (knee/ankle), TE Matt LaCosse (knee) and TE Ryan Izzo (concussion) at practice Saturday, the expectation is that they won’t play Monday night vs. the Jets. pic.twitter.com/urlXNH2xeB
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 19, 2019
That leaves the Patriots shorthanded on offense, which is a similar position to the one the Dallas Cowboys were in last week. The Jets pulled off the upset in that game.
Gordon’s knee bent in an incredibly awkward position when he was trying to make a tackle following a Tom Brady interception against New York. There was initially fear that he may have suffered a torn ACL, but he was later seen riding a stationary bike on the sideline. The exact extent of the injury is unknown, but it does not sound like it will keep him out for much longer than this week’s game.