NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If there is a bright, shining light in the Jets’ galaxy this season, it’s Muhammad Wilkerson.
He’s the guy the fan base is hanging its collective hat on. He’s the new player they trust most, now that Darrelle Revis has taken his island to northern Florida.
So when the mammoth defensive lineman went down in a heap against New England last Thursday there was legitimate cause for concern. While there are ridiculous fans out there that think every injury these days is some kind of player-wide conspiracy to slow down a motivated offense or to buy time when a team doesn’t have a timeout, Wilkerson did indeed suffer a legitimate ankle sprain.
However, he told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Tuesday that he’s definitely good to go for the Jets’ tilt with visiting Buffalo on Sunday.
“Well, I felt some pain and I wasn’t too sure. That’s why I stayed down. But we got a great training staff here. I’m getting all my treatment here to get me back on the field,” Wilkerson said. “Those guys would do whatever needs to be done to get me back out on the field.”