Report: Jets 'concerned' after Antonio Cromartie knee injury

Antonio Cromartie reportedly suffered a non-contact knee injury Thursday.
Antonio Cromartie reportedly suffered a non-contact knee injury Thursday. (USATSI)

The Jets are rolling right now, particularly on defense. A major injury to a big-time player like Antonio Cromartie would be a serious problem.

So it's not surprising that the team is worried about, as Rich Cimini of ESPN reports, Antonio Cromartie suffering a non-contact knee injury today in practice.

According to Cimini, Cromartie's going for an MRI and the Jets are "concerned."

They should be: Cromartie's play on Monday against Julio Jones helped the Jets upend the Falcons. He hasn't been perfect this season, but losing him for a major period of time would be a serious issue in New York.

All of a sudden Kyle Wilson and Dee Milliner are bumped up the depth chart. One problem: Milliner's been benched already and is now dealing with a hamstring injury.

Without Darrelle Revis now in Tampa Bay, Cromartie's stepped up to lock down opposing team's No. 1 wide receivers.

Even as good as Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson have been up front, losing a guy on the backend like Cromartie would be a major issue.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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