There was a harrowing moment in Thursday night’s 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills where it looked like the New York Jets were about to lose their most explosive offensive weapon. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall caught a second-quarter pass and looked to gain extra yardage before cornerback Stephon Gilmore yanked him down by his facemask, twisting his knee and leaving him writhing in pain.
Marshall had to leave the game and it looked as if there was a potential for serious injury. However, he miraculously returned to the game and went on to finish with six catches for 101 yards on the night. And in the post-game interview, Jets head coach Todd Bowles gave the media an update on the injury.
Jets WR Brandon Marshall has "maybe a slight sprain" of his left knee, Todd Bowles said
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All totaled, the Jets are getting off easy, as the initial concern among injury experts was that Marshall had suffered major ligament damage. He joined the NFL Network crew after the game and told the crew that he felt good despite the injury.
Marshall will almost certainly show up on the injury report this week, but considering that he played through the pain on Thursday, it’d take a major setback during the week for him to miss any time.
Meanwhile, another Jets wideout, Quincy Enunwa, is also nursing sore ribs after taking a couple of brutal hits in the second half. He ultimately returned to the game, but it was reported that he was having trouble breathing after he was forced out of the game.