The New York Jets’ second-year quarterback Zach Wilson will have a procedure on his knee this week. This was confirmed by the Jets’ head coach Robert Saleh during a press conference on Sunday.
Wilson got hurt early in the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles last week. The reports say that the last year’s second overall pick tore his meniscus and suffered a bone bruise. The Jets remain optimistic that he won’t remain on the sidelines for long, although they will know the exact timeline once the procedure takes place.
“He’s on his way to L.A. to have his procedure, and then we wait,” said Saleh. “We’re optimistic, but he’s not out of the woods yet until they get in there and make a decision.”
The early predictions are that Wilson stands to sit out for two to four weeks. The MRI tests showed that he might not need the full meniscus repair, in which case he would be able to return for the start of the season. If Wilson can’t go in Week 1, the Jets are expected to turn to veteran backup Joe Flacco.
Zach Wilson missed four games last season due to a sprained PCL in his right knee. He wrapped up the campaign by completing 55.6 percent of his passes and throwing for 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.