Woody Making Progress, Cotchery Uncertain

The New York Jets head into Thursday night's game with the Bengals a little beat up and on Tuesday afternoon, head coach Rex Ryan gave an update of the condition of Jerricho Cotchery and Damien Woody.

Florham Park, NJ – With his team readying to play its second game in a span of four days this coming Thursday night, the Jets are carefully monitoring their health ahead of the primetime showdown with Cincinnati. The Jets could well be without two big names as wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and right tackle Damien Woody both remain uncertain for the Thanksgiving game.

Cotchery missed last Sunday's game after suffering a "slight groin tear" two weeks ago in a Week 10 win at Cleveland. The wide receiver made a remarkable diving grab on the overtime play where he suffered the injury. According to head coach Rex Ryan, Cotchery did not practice today.

"Jerricho obviously having to get in and out of breaks, all that kind of stuff, there's still a chance," Ryan said on Tuesday afternoon. "Not ready to rule him out completely."

This past Sunday, Woody injured right knee in what is being termed by the Jets as a MCL injury in the second quarter of the win over the Texans. Woody limped off the field and did not return, being replaced by Wayne Hunter. On Monday afternoon, Woody had a MRI and the result only showed swelling and no structural injury.

Ryan said that if Woody is healthy, he will play against the Bengals and he's not holding back on the player for next Sunday's game against New England.

"I guess there's always risk of further injury, but our focus is winning this game," Ryan said. "It's not about resting players. If Damien can go, then we're going to play him."

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