Leonard Williams Clears Concussion Protocol, Might Play Sunday

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Defensive lineman Leonard Williams has cleared concussion protocol and shall be obtainable for the Jets Sunday towards the Chargers at MetLife Stadium.

Williams suffered the concussion within the third quarter of final weekend’s loss on the Saints whereas defending a display move. As Williams was tackling operating again Alvin Kamara from behind, linebacker Demario Davis flew in and made helmet-to-helmet contact along with his teammate. Williams stated he did not really feel like there was any drawback after the play, however spotters decided he wanted to be evaluated for a concussion. Williams was then pulled from the sport.

Contemplating the controversy surrounding concussions proper now – the Seahawks have been fined $100,000 this week for not following correct protocol with quarterback Russell Wilson in Week 10 – Williams is appreciative of the method.

“I perceive the place the docs are coming from,” Williams stated Friday in Florham Park. “On the finish of the day, simply lacking one half of a recreation for my long-term well being is price it. Although I technically felt like nothing was actually flawed with me, from a health care provider’s standpoint, they are going to should do all the things proper to guarantee that there’s nothing flawed. And if that is going to forestall me from having any sort of mind or head accidents, then that is what they received to do.”

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Proper guard Brian Winters won’t play in Sunday’s recreation. Winters has been coping with an stomach harm since struggling it in a Week 2 loss on the Raiders, however he is solely missed one recreation – a Week three house win over the Dolphins.

Winters has additionally battled by an ankle sprain for a lot of this season. The stomach harm, although, is what’s stopping him from enjoying this weekend.

Todd Bowles stated Winters may require offseason surgical procedure to restore the “nagging” stomach harm, which was initially characterised as a muscle pressure. The offensive lineman missed the ultimate two video games final yr due to a shoulder harm that finally wanted surgical procedure. He signed a a four-year contract extension this previous winter.

“He is a troublesome man,” Bowles stated. “He is been coping with it, and we’ll work on it after the season.”

Both Dakota Dozier or Brent Qvale will begin in Winters’ place Sunday.

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Working backs Matt Forte (knee) and Elijah McGuire (sickness) are each questionable. Neither practiced Friday. Middle Wesley Johnson (hip) can be questionable and was restricted in follow Friday. Dozier or Jonotthan Harrison will begin for Johnson if he cannot go.

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Bowles wouldn’t affirm if defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson will play Sunday. Wilkerson was benched and left house final week after displaying up late to the Jets’ facility Friday. It was the second time this season Bowles benched Wilkerson for tardiness. Wilkerson practiced absolutely on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

“We’ll provide the inactives on Sunday,” Bowles stated.

 
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