Zach Wilson appears to have avoided lengthy absence after injury scare

By , Audacy Sports

The Jets and their fans were holding their collective breath after second-year quarterback Zach Wilson exited Friday night's preseason game against the Eagles with what the team called a knee injury.

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But there seemed to be a palpable sigh of relief by Saturday morning, when reports indicated that Wilson's knee had not incurred significant injury.

Instead, an initial report said Wilson had suffered a bone bruise, while another said he may have also torn his meniscus.

According to Jets beat reporter Brian Costello, Wilson was set to miss 2-4 weeks, potentially the majority of the remaining of training camp. It isn't great news, considering he's still a developing young quarterback, but it is far more encouraging than what some had initially feared.

If Wilson heals on the sooner end of that timeline, he could be back under center for the Jets' season-opener at home against the Baltimore Ravens. If he is forced to miss Week 1, it would push veteran backup Joe Flacco into starting duty against the Ravens, team he lead to a Super Bowl title a decade ago.

Wilson, 23, missed several games last season due to a PCL injury, prompting fears that Friday night's mishap was perhaps related or a re-injury. Wilson left the game, a win over the Eagles, after his knee appeared to buckle while scrambling for a short gain on a broken pass play. He got up limping but was able to walk off the field under his own power.

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