The Jets know that Santonio Holmes, who sustained a non-contact foot injury on Sunday, won't play in Week 5 against the Texans. When speaking to the media Monday, Rex Ryan held out hope that Holmes might only miss a few weeks.
But according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the "feeling in the organization" is that Holmes could be done for the year.
As the Jets await word on Santonio Holmes, the feeling in organization is that he will be lost for the season with a foot injury. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) October 2, 2012
The feeling following Holmes' injury was similar to that of the injury Darrelle Revis suffered: he looked done for the year when he fell to the ground in pain (although at least Revis didn't throw the ball to the other team).
It was somewhat surprising when the Jets classified Holmes' injury as a foot problem, especially when it appeared during the play that he suffered a knee injury without making contact with a 49ers player.
Holmes missing a few weeks would be very bad for the Jets. Holmes missing the entire season would be a crippling blow. He and Revis are the two primary playmakers for a Jets team that's already thin in that area.
Whether or not he always plays and acts like one, Holmes is also clearly the No. 1 wideout for the Jets. If he's done for the year, they'll have to depend on the likes of Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens, Stephen Hill and maybe even Antonio Cromartie.
The Jets are still 2-2 and tied with the Patriots and Bills for the AFC East lead. But with the way their players are going down with injuries, and with the way their offense looks, it's nearly impossible to be bullish on their chances going forward. That outlook only gets worse if Holmes is done for the year.
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