Jets' Jamal Adams Has Sprained Ankle, Will Undergo MRI

By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

Sunday was an ugly day on all fronts for the New York Jets.

The Bengals hadn’t won a game all season, until they bossed the Jets around on their way to a 22-6 win. An embarrassing loss to a terrible team is bad enough, but New York may have also suffered a costly injury to a key player.

Jamal Adams was seen postgame in Cincinnati with a walking boot on his left foot. On Monday, Adam Gase announced that the star safety has a sprained ankle and will have to undergo an MRI.

Adams played the entirety of the disappointing defeat, but he told the press afterwards that he had tried to fight through the injury after it initially happened in the first quarter. The 24-year-old attributed his lack of an impact in the game to his not being totally healthy. He only had one tackle during the contest.

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Gase added that Adams' injury is "week-to-week" and that his status for next weekend's game with the Dolphins will depend on "how he feels."

The former No. 6 overall pick has played in every game of the season to this point, managing one interception, two forced fumbles and six and a half sacks. 

The Jets technically haven’t been eliminated from the playoffs yet, but that should happen next week. Their odds of making the postseason were incredibly slim even before this loss to the Bengals.

Depending on the results of his MRI, the team could opt to be conservative and rest Adams for the rest of the season, as there won’t be much to play for.

Gase also told reporters that quarterback Sam Darnold was bruised up a bit after the game, but that he should be fine.