Monday, October 8, 2012

Santonio Holmes Has Lisfranc Injury

Last week Santonio Holmes was carted off the field during the Jet's Week 4 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Holmes was injured in a non-contact play, his fourth and final catch of the game, when he fumbled the football and his foot got caught in the turf.
Many feared that it was a knee injury; a similar event happened to Darrelle Revis the week previous (his was a torn ACL in his left knee). The Jets announced after the game that it was a foot injury. The X-rays came back negative, and the team sent Holmes' MRI to several places while Rex Ryan says they are "trying to figure out exactly what it is."
"I'm not sure how many weeks he'll be out, the real extent of the injury. We just know the X-rays were negative. That's good news. Obviously it looks doubtful for this week," said Ryan.
Doctors ruled out an Achilles tendon injury, and recent reports state the Holmes has a Lisfranc injury and will likely miss the rest of the season. Lisfranc injuries often involve torn ligaments in the midfoot area and sometimes necessitate surgery. Recovery can take several months.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford is out with a similar injury and Houston quarterback Matt Schaub and Raiders running back Darren McFadden are back from missing time last season with Lisfranc injuries.
Holmes is the Jets' best and most consistent player on the offensive side of the ball, and if he misses significant time, their hopes for a winning season are not likely.

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