Holmes, who suffered the non-contact injury in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers, has been getting opinions from several doctors and the team expects to have a definitive answer this morning. The Associated Press and Yahoo first reported the news.
Holmes’ left leg gave way after he caught a pass and he quickly dropped the ball and grabbed his leg. Niners cornerback Carlos Rogers recovered the fumble and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown with Holmes unable to get up. Initial X-rays were negative, but Holmes later underwent an MRI. A Lisfranc injury — the dreaded Lisfranc injury — involves torn ligaments in the mid-foot area and often requires surgery. Recovery can take several months.
Only a week ago, the Jets lost Darrelle Revis, their best defensive player, for the season to a torn anternior cruciate ligament that also was a non-contact injury. Now the team faces the possible loss of its best offensive player and options at wide receiver that include Jeremy Kerley and Chaz Schilens with Clyde Gates off the bench. Rookie Stephen Hill and tight end Dustin Keller were out Sunday with injuries. The team released Patrick Turner on Tuesday.