NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jets fans feared the worst on Sunday after watching Darrelle Revis go down on the field, clutching his left knee and writhing in pain.
All hope was dashed Monday afternoon.
Revis suffered an ACL tear and will undergo surgery, announced head coach Rex Ryan.
“It’s just disappointing,” said Ryan. “This guy wants to win. As great a player as he is individually, he’s a great teammate and just wants to win. That’s why he was so excited about this year.”
The All-Pro cornerback left New York’s 23-20 victory over Miami late in the third quarter, falling to the grass untouched after his left leg gave way. He walked off the field under his own power, but was later carted to the locker room.
An MRI on Monday confirmed the worst-case scenario. Ryan said Revis will have surgery in two or three weeks.
“We have enough to get it done here,” Ryan said. “We’ll find a way to get this done.”
Though Ryan wouldn’t definitively rule out his defensive star for the season, WFAN reporter Peter Schwartz said make no mistake — Revis won’t be coming back.
“Any way you slice it, it’s an awful day for the Jets,” said Schwartz, adding that recovery time is expected to be six to nine months. “It’s just about the worst possible feeling an organization can have — coming off a win — is to have your best player be done for the season.”
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The Jets will now get a good, long look at 2010 first-round draft pick Kyle Wilson, slated to take over Revis’ starting spot alongside Antonio Cromartie.
“Everybody has to step up,” said Ryan. “That’s it.”
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