Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) prior to a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Cromartie could miss game vs. Steelers after non-contact knee injury

New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie suffered a non-contact knee injury during Thursday’s practice, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, and his status for this weekend’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in jeopardy.

Cimini reported that the injury had the team “concerned” about his availability for Week 6 and he was taken for an MRI.

When the results came back, it revealed a hyper-extended knee for the Jets No. 1 cornerback, who has been playing well in his top role since the departure of Darrelle Revis. The good news is that the injury is not expected to be serious, but he could still miss this weekend’s game.

It would be just the second game that Cromartie has missed in his career.

If that’s the case, fantasy football owners need to make sure Antonio Brown is in their starting line up.

The team is already expected to be without first-round pick Dee Milliner, which would leave Kyle Wilson and Darrin Walls as the starters if Cromartie is unable to go.

Yikes.

The Jets are playing better than ever as Geno Smith comes in to his own, but they could be in some serious trouble this weekend with a depleted secondary against Ben Roethlisberger and company, as they look for their first win of the season.

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