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New York Jets QB Zach Wilson out 2-4 weeks with PCL sprain

Zach Wilson
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New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson will be sidelined for the next 2-4 weeks after being diagnosed with a PCL injury suffered in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

Wilson rolled out of the pocket to avoid two oncoming Patriots’ defenders. As he neared the sideline, defensive tackle Lawrence Guy dove into Wilson’s leg and started pulling him down. The rookie quarterback’s body twisted underneath Guy, with his leg getting bent awkwardly.

New York pulled him from the game immediately and ruled him out with a knee injury moments later. On Monday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, MRI results confirmed Wilson suffered a PCL sprain.

  • Zach Wilson stats: 1,168 passing yards, 4-9 TD-INT ratio, 57.5% completion rate, 19 sacks, 63.5 passer rating

Wilson will miss at least the next two weeks, but there is a distinct possibility he is sidelined for the next month. New York plays the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8 then plays four days later on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 10. If the Jets place Wilson on injured reserve, he would automatically miss the next three games.

Mike White, a fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, took over as the Jets’ quarterback after the Wilson injury. Coming off the bench, he completed just 20-of-32 pass attempts with two interceptions, one sack and a 64.8 passer rating.

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