New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson’s proper knee surgical procedure deemed a hit, sources say

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson underwent arthroscopic knee surgical procedure Tuesday in Los Angeles, and a supply advised ESPN that the process was deemed a hit.

There have been no surprises from the unique analysis, the supply stated, and the crew is not placing a timeline on his return, however it appears to be the identical because the 2-4 week vary the Jets had initially envisioned.

That stated, with New York not keen to deliver Wilson again till he is totally prepared, Jets quarterback Joe Flacco is in line to begin the regular-season opener vs. the Baltimore Ravens, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter Tuesday.

Wilson was injured in Friday evening’s preseason sport in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles, struggling a bone bruise and torn meniscus in his proper knee.

“We’re optimistic, but he’s not out of the woods until they get in there and make the decision (on how to handle the meniscus),” coach Robert Saleh stated Sunday.

Whereas the Jets had been relieved to study that Wilson’s harm is not season ending, they acknowledged it might hamper his growth early within the season. He’ll miss the ultimate two preseason video games, plus joint practices in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

“It’s a setback in that he’s missing an unbelievable opportunity to get the reps in, to play other defenses, especially the Giants, who have such an elaborate pressure-package system,” Saleh stated. “He has to get dialed in, just like he did last year when he was hurt.

“The timing of all of it is horrible and it sucks, however I believe Zach nonetheless has a possibility to develop from it if he assaults it mentally.”

Wilson, drafted second general in 2021, missed 4 video games as a rookie after spraining the PCL in his proper knee — the identical knee he damage in opposition to the Eagles on a noncontact play by which he scrambled as a substitute of working out of bounds.