NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be limited in Gang Green’s minicamp with a hamstring injury, head coach Rex Ryan announced on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old developed tightness in his hamstring during last week’s OTAs.
The former first-round pick took himself off the field last week prematurely — taking less reps than scheduled — but informed reporters that he did so because his body wasn’t up to speed following his offseason goodwill trip to Germany.
“I was talking to the coach, letting him understand that it was too many reps today,” Holmes told reporters at the time. “I’ve been gone for a while, so I can’t be at full-tempo like the rest of the guys, and where they want us to be at.”
But it turns out that Holmes’ decision may not have simply been a precautionary measure.
The Super Bowl XLIII MVP will continue to be monitored as the season approaches, as he is a key cog in the Jets’ offensive attack.
Holmes is just the latest Jets receiver to be the victim of hamstring issues. 2012 second-round pick Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley are also currently dealing with hamstring injuries.
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