The New York Jets dodged a huge bullet with Zach Wilson.
The Jets quarterback was diagnosed with a bone bruise and meniscus tear in his following an MRI on Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. There reportedly isn’t any additional ligament damage to Wilson’s knee:
Wilson will undergo the surgery, but there is no firm date yet for the procedure. Wilson’s status for Week 1 is in question because of the injury, per Pelissero.
Wilson suffered the knee injury in the first quarter of the Jets’ preseason win over the Eagles on Friday night. The second-year QB came up limping after making an awkward cut to end a 7-yard rush. Considering Wilson wasn’t touched by a defender on the play, the non-contact injury brought fears of the worst in New York.
Should Wilson be unable to recover in time for Sept. 11’s season opener, Joe Flacco is expected to get the start. The veteran backup would face his former team as the Jets host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.