Sterling started four games for the Jets this season, but caught just six passes for 47 yards before succumbing to multiple head injuries in the span of seven weeks. Chris Herndon and Jordan Leggett will continue to shoulder the majority of the snaps at tight end.
Coach Todd Bowles said Sterling (concussion) wouldn't be available for Sunday's game against the Bills, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Sterling is dealing with his second concussion of the season and hasn't logged any practice activity since sustaining the head injury Oct. 28 against the Lions. If the tight end fails to make any meaningful progress in his recovery over the next week or so, it's possible that he could be moved to injured reserve for the rest of the season.
Sterling (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Sterling sat out the Jets' loss to Miami in Week 9, and appears questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. The fourth-year tight end missed three games due to a concussion earlier this season, and could be in line for another extended absence. Whenever Sterling does clear the league's concussion protocol, he'll serve as the New York's No. 2 tight end behind rookie Chris Herndon.
Sterling (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Sterling appears to be stuck in the early stages of the five-step concussion protocol, as he was a non-participant at practice throughout the week after suffering the head injury in last Sunday's loss to the Bears. The 30-year-old missed three games earlier this season with a concussion, so it wouldn't be surprising for him to miss multiple games this time around either.
Sterling (concussion) was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Sterling was diagnosed with the concussion after exiting early in the Week 8 loss to the Bears and previously missed three games with a concussion earlier this season. It's unclear where Sterling stands in his recovery from the latest head injury, but with back-to-back absences from practice to begin the week, it's unlikely he'll be available for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.
|Bye: Week 11|
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