New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson injured his right knee in Friday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and will require surgery, according to reports.
Zach Wilson goes down and is currently walking back to the locker room.
Jets season already in shambles. pic.twitter.com/3VOc8su82Z
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 13, 2022
In the video, Wilson is seen avoiding Philadelphia’s pass rush. He scrambles out of the pocket over to the right side of the field, where he then attempts to juke out an Eagles defender. By doing so, he plants his right leg awkwardly into the ground and tweaks his knee badly.
According to an NFL insider at ESPN, Adam Schefter, Wilson suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during the play and will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair it. He reports that the injury will take two to four weeks to heal.
Jets’ QB Zach Wilson has a bone bruise and a meniscus tear and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, as @BrianCoz also reported. Wilson will undergo arthroscopic surgery to address and correct the injury. Jets consider it fortunate news.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2022
The good news for New York is that Wilson avoided a season-ending injury. The bad news is that it now appears he will miss the Jets’ September 11 season opener against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (RELATED: REPORT: Zach Wilson Allegedly Had Relations With His Mom’s Best Friend, According To His Ex-Girlfriend Abbey Gile)
As their roster is presently constructed, Joe Flacco, Mike White, or Chris Streveler will be taking over starting quarterback duties until Wilson returns.