Apparently Darrelle Revis sprained his wrist and suffered a torn ligament in said wrist all the way back in Week Three last season. Revis knew he hurt his wrist but didn't realize how badly until he went to see a specialist.
ProFootballTalk.com reports that thought the injury was minor enough to heal on it's own but when it didn't he went to see "Dr. Charles Melone, who is regarded as one of the top hand and wrist specialist."
According to PFT "Dr. Melone determined that Revis had a ligament tear. After surgery, Revis is expected to miss all of the offseason program. It's believed that he'll be 'more than fine' for the opening of training camp."
This is certainly curious news and odd timing but this shouldn't impact the Jets much besides letting some cornerbacks receive extra reps during mini-camp. As long as Revis is ready for training camp - really just so he can ensure he's in football shape by the start of this season - this should be filed under odd but not worrisome news.
One interesting part of this is this could help explain why we saw Revis play so much off-coverage during the season as it stands to reason that the injury made it difficult for him to play press coverage and jam receivers at the line.
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