FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will miss two to four weeks after an MRI exam Saturday morning revealed a bone bruise and a meniscus tear in his right knee, sources confirmed.
The Jets believe there is a chance Wilson could be ready for the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, a source told ESPN. Without Wilson, Joe Flacco, 37, moves to the top of the depth chart, followed by Mike White and Chris Streveler.
Wilson will undergo a surgical procedure, but the meniscus doesn’t need a full repair, only a trim, a source said. The arthroscopic surgery is expected to determine whether Wilson will miss closer to two weeks or four, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The New York Post first reported on Wilson’s injuries and timeline.
This is a huge break for the Jets. Things looked bleak as Wilson, drafted second overall in 2021, limped to the locker room Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field. He was injured on the Jets’ second series and ninth play from scrimmage against the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was a noncontact injury, as Wilson, scrambling out of the pocket, tried to cut inside instead of running out of bounds. His knee buckled on the grass field, and he went down. Wilson left the game and went immediately to the locker room.