According to league sources, New York Jets starting cornerback Antonio Cromartie suffered a non-contact knee injury in Thursday’s practice. Although the MRI results weren’t immediately known, the Jets fear that Cromartie’s injury could be a serious one, in which he would miss an extended period of time.
If Cromartie is forced to miss an extended period of time the Jets could be in serious trouble defensively. They are already quite thin at the cornerback position. With their first round pick Dee Milliner still nursing a hamstring injury, their top two cornerbacks would be Darrin Walls and Kyle Wilson. Wilson, who was a first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has struggled so far throughout his young career.
Cromartie, who is coming off a Pro Bowl season is arguably the most important piece of this Jets defense. With the loss of Darrelle Revis, Cromartie has taken over the task of covering the opposing teams number one receiver. In his three and a half seasons with the Jets, Cromartie has yet to miss a game due to injury.
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