Veteran Cornerback Said To Be Week To Week After MRI Comes Back Negative

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just when it looked like the Jets were going to have to move on without Antonio Cromartie, perhaps for the season, they received some encouraging news.

The Jets confirmed on Monday that the MRI on the veteran cornerback’s left knee came back negative and that he’s been diagnosed with only a sprain. What’s more, there is a chance Cromartie could play next Monday night when the Jets travel to Indianapolis.

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Cromartie suffered the non-contact injury during the first half of Sunday’s 31-10 win over Cleveland. While backpedaling, his left knee appeared to hyper-extend. Cromartie went down in a heap and was in obvious pain as a hush came over the crowd at MetLife Stadium.

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Cromartie was carted off and second-year man Marcus Williams took his spot, later recording an interception as the Jets erased an early deficit and went on to the lopsided victory.

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As for rookie linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, who was carted off the field with what appeared to be a serious injury but later diagnosed as only a concussion, the Jets announced that he was released from the hospital on Monday.