Mon, 29 May 2023

After limping off the New York Jets' practice field on Monday, an MRI on the right knee of offensive tackle Mekhi Becton revealed an injury that is more serious than originally believed, according to multiple reports Monday.

Head coach Robert Saleh had said earlier Monday that a preliminary exam showed that Becton's knee was stable and "doesn't seem like a big deal."

But the Jets plan further tests on Tuesday to the knee of their 2020 first-round pick as the team holds its breath in hopes that the massive offensive lineman -- listed at 6-foot-7, 363 pounds -- is not severely injured.

Per reports, the injury is not related to the one he suffered in 2021.

Becton, 23, was activated from the physically unable to perform list when the Jets opened training camp last month in Florham Park, N.J.

He sustained a dislocated right kneecap and MCL sprain in Week 1 of 2021 and missed the rest of the season.

The Jets selected Becton No. 11 overall in 2020 and he went on to start 13 of 14 games at left tackle in his rookie season. The Jets have moved him to right tackle this season, with George Fant on the left side.

--Field Level Media

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