The New York Jets top wide receiver, Santonio Holmes, has had foot surgeries to repair a Lisfranc fracture he suffered in Week 4 of the 2012 season. The time table for his return has been up in the air but Holmes has been telling his friends that he has a specific return date in mind.
According to the New York Post: “Santonio Holmes remains sidelined and he has told friends he expects to miss at least the first four games of the season.”
As of right now, according to Rotoworld, Holmes can’t even run or do any full-weight bearing activities. That has some questioning whether he will be able to play in the 2013 season at all, much less for 12 out of 16 games.
Holmes will earn $7.5 million this season. His injury, and a poor showing from Jets receivers in the offseason, forced them to bring back Braylon Edwards. Right now Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley and Edwards are the Jets top 3 receivers.
From the Post:
Stephen Hill is healthy and is catching the ball. Clyde Gates has been one of the stars of camp. The speedster looks as if he has improved his route running. If this group can improve, whoever the quarterback is will have a chance.