Although he went off the pitch with injury during the Jets’ 45-30 defeat to the Colts on Thursday night, quarterback Mike White is expected to return next week.
Manager Robert Saleh will have to make a big decision ahead of the Jets’ match of week 10 against the Bills. He told reporters Friday that White’s injury is not serious and that he should train next week.
After completing seven passes for 95 yards and a touchdown, White suffered a forearm injury that forced him off the pitch in the first quarter. As he was considered questionable for the remainder of the match, Josh Johnson walked in and threw 317 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Despite taking over from White and scoring three touchdowns for the first time since 2009, Johnson couldn’t help the Jets earn an away win.
“I just felt that I almost froze and going to the sidelines, my two middle fingers went numb,” White told reporters. “I couldn’t catch the ball aggressively. He feels better now. But over the course of the match, I wasn’t able to get enough effectiveness with my grip and my power to be able to help the team. “
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While White is preparing to return, rookie quarterback Zach Wilson is constantly recovering from a PCL sprain. After sustaining the injury during the Jets’ 54-13 defeat to the Patriots in week 7, Saleh confirmed his return schedule was two to four weeks. However, Saleh confirmed on Friday that Wilson could return to training as early as next week.
“It is progressing exactly as we thought,” Saleh told reporters. “There is hope that, as I said, he can at least train next week. And we will see how he goes on over the weekend to see if there is an option for him to take the field. “
Depending on the state of their injuries, a dispute over the quarterbacks in New York could erupt in the coming weeks. The Jets can also use Joe Flacco after acquiring him in an exchange with the Eagles.
When reporters asked Saleh who was playing against the Bills, he replied: “We’ll see. It’s day by day.”