According to Connor Hughes of SNY, there is “legitimate fear” that Mekhi Becton’s season could be over after he injured his surgically repaired knee at training camp on Monday afternoon.
Head coach Robert Saleh joined Boomer and Gio on Tuesday morning live from training camp, and while he wouldn’t yet give an official injury outlook, he acknowledged that it looks bleak for the former 11th overall pick, who already missed all of last season, save for Week 1, with the knee injury.
“Still waiting on all the second opinions that he’s got to get, but obviously it’s not looking good, at least from the initial prognosis,” Saleh said.
“You feel sick, because they pour their heart and souls in it. Mekhi, since minicamp, he has been here every day and absolutely working his tail off. For this new injury to happen, this makes everybody in the entire organization sick for him.”
The Jets challenged Becton to reach a more optimal weight for a player of his size, and by all accounts, he did, and was named the starting left tackle. But he came up lame during training camp on Monday while sporting a knee brace, and the team could be without him again for a full season.