Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Cromartie listed as active, will play vs. Steelers

Antonio Cromartie, corner back for the New York Jets, has been dealing with a knee injury he suffered late last week. Lucky for the team, it was revealed that Cromartie’s injury was as bad as initially thought, and that it’s just a hyper-extended knee. Any injury is bad, but I’m saying that it’s just a hyper-extended knee because it could have been much worse.

Cromartie did not participate in practice on Friday, and was originally listed as a game-time decision. However, it has been announced that he will be active, and will start in the Jets’ week 6 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Via ESPN:

Cromartie’s injury, being called a hyperextension, occurred during the portion of Thursday’s practice closed to the media. Ryan revealed that it was a non-contact injury and referred to the situation as “one of those hold-your-breath type deals.”

This announcement comes at a great time for the Jets, who are coming off a big win on Monday night against the Falcons. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the sixth-best passing offense with Ben Rothlisberger under center, and Cromartie will be a key factor in the Jets’ attempts to stop the pass.

With this announcement, Cromartie also keeps his streak alive of never missing a game for the Jets because of an injury.

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