New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson left the game on Monday night after he suffered an apparent knee injury against the Chicago Bears. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter when Wilkerson collided with a teammate while attempting to sack Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
The Jets picked up the ball and would have run it in for a score to put them ahead, but the play was blown dead. After a review, it was determined that Cutler did indeed fumble and the Jets were given possession. Since the play was blown dead, the Jets only received possession and not credit for advancing the ball. Had officials instead ruled it a fumble on the field, the New York defense would have scored. New York’s offense wasn’t able to do anything on the ensuing drive, creating a seven-point swing for the Bears.
Though in obvious pain, Marshall was able to limp off the field and walk to the locker room under his own power. His return was originally listed as probable, but was quickly updated to questionable before halftime. Before he left, Marshall had no catches on three targets. He didn’t appear to be limited at all physically on the field up to the point of suffering the injury.
Marshall has already been dealing with his right ankle this season, and it nearly kept him out of Chicago’s Week 2 game against the 49ers. He wasn’t cleared to play until 90 minutes before that game, though he ended up catching three touchdown passes in the Bears’ win over San Francisco.
The severity of Locker’s injury isn’t clear at this time. Unlike the aforementioned Jarvis Jones, it doesn’t seem as though the team has plans to place the quarterback on injured reserve. Still, Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports that Locker “could hardly grip the ball at the end of the game.” That would suggest that he’ll be out for at least Week 4 when the Titans travel to Indianapolis to take on the AFC South rival Colts.