FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will require surgery, likely meaning he’ll miss the rest of the season.
A somber coach Rex Ryan wouldn’t definitively rule Revis out for the season Monday, saying he just found out about the results of the MRI exam. But Revis will have to wait two or three weeks before having surgery, Ryan said, and the recovery from an ACL tear is normally between six and nine months. So, the chances of Revis returning this season appear extremely slim.
Ryan added that he would speak with Revis first before the team decides whether he will be placed on injured reserve.
“It’s just disappointing,” Ryan said. “This guy wants to win. As great a player as he is individually, he’s a great teammate and just wants to win. That’s why he was so excited about this year.”
LIONS: Coach Jim Schwartz isn’t saying much about quarterback Matthew Stafford’s injured right leg.
The former Georgia star left late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee with a strained muscle, and although Shaun Hill played well in a relief role, the last thing the Lions want is a return to the days when their franchise quarterback wasn’t able to stay healthy.
Schwartz says he’ll see how Stafford progresses through the week.
RAIDERS: Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital a day after being knocked out by a helmet-to-helmet hit and is expected to make a full recovery.
Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion and a strained neck on the scary hit from Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy that stopped the game Sunday for more than 10 minutes as Heyward-Bey had to regain consciousness before being carted off the field and taken to the hospital.
BOUNTIES: The NFL has asked a federal judge to block Jonathan Vilma from demanding evidence in the league’s bounty probe related to the Saints linebacker’s defamation lawsuit against Roger Goodell.
COLTS: Receiver Austin Collie will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee.
DOLPHINS: Reggie Bush tweeted on Monday that he “received some great news,” one day after leaving the game in the first half with a left knee injury.
The Dolphins have not issued any official updates on Bush’s status.