The New York Jets may have suffered a devastating loss in their defensive backfield today, as cornerback Antonio Cromartie was injured during practice today:
New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie went down in practice Thursday with a non-contact knee injury and was taken for an MRI exam, according to two league sources.
The results of the MRI weren’t immediately known, but the team is concerned that it could be a serious injury. One source described it as a hyperextension, but that hasn’t been confirmed by the team.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Cromartie, who has 10 interceptions since joining the Jets in 2010, hasn’t missed a single game while with New York, and has been off the field for a total of 37 opponent dropbacks during the past three seasons. During that time, the Jets have the lowest opponent QBR (42.1) on throws outside the painted numbers, and are one of 2 teams who have allowed a completion percentage less than 50 percent on those throws (Jets, 48.0 percent, and Houston, 49.3 percent).
If he’s out, that means rookie Dee Miliner needs to step-up his game and actually start living up to the status for being a first round NFL draft pick.