New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner left practice with what appears to be an ankle injury, and it could potentially be serious.
New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner left practice with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Milliner had allowed a deep pass from quarterback Geno Smith, and he landed awkwardly on his ankle when trying to make a play.
Milliner immediately clutched his left ankle, and he was unable to walk off the field on his own, so it is considered potentially serious. It’s looking like the 2013 first-round pick will have to wait another year to back up his claim of being the best cornerback in the NFL.
The Jets had a promising showing from the defense in their preseason opener when they defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 13-10. The defense may take a step back now though since Milliner showed promise toward the end of last season.
He finished with three interceptions and 17 pass deflections in 13 games. All three of his interceptions and 10 of his pass deflections came in the Jets’ last two games.
Fellow cornerbacks Dimitri Patterson and Dexter McDougle are also out with injuries, but fortunately they are not as serious.