New York Jets No. 1 corner Antonio Cromartie has dealt with hip issues throughout his career, and his latest hip ailment could keep him out of this week’s incredibly important battle against the Miami Dolphins. Cromartie suffered the injury in last week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, and there are serious concerns about his status for the rest of the season. Cro suffered a fractured hip injury in 2008, and this is reportedly a severe recurrence of that major injury a few years ago. Hopefully the worst-case scenario for Cromartie doesn’t happen, but there are plenty of concerns regarding Cromartie’s status for this week’s game against the Dolphins.
It sounds like Cromartie will be a game-time decision this week, based on a quote from Jets head coach Rex Ryan. He said, via ESPN New York’s Jane McManus, “That’s tough to call right now. That one truly could be a game-timer. We know he’s had a history. He’s a durable guy, he plays so we’ll see. I hope he does obviously, but we’ll see how he feels.”
The Jets need to be very careful with Cromartie’s hip, because this is likely a recurrence from the 2008 fracture, which means that this is a volatile situation to say the least. Keep a close eye on all reports regarding Cromartie, because he’s still a crucial piece to this playoff contender despite his struggles this season. Whenever Cromartie isn’t able to play, the Jets starting CBs will most likely be Darrin Walls and rookie Dee Milliner. Let’s hope that Cro can play and that his hip issue isn’t overly serious, but we can’t help but fear the worse.