"The rash of injuries that have wrecked the Jets' season may have even the ultra-dependable Curtis Martin facing off-season surgery, someone with knowledge of the situation told The Star-Ledger," wrote Hutchinson.
"Martin, who has been slowed by what the team is calling a sprained right knee, has struggled this season trying to become the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first 11 seasons.
"In the past, the Jets have downplayed some of Martin's injuries and only in the off-season was the extent of those injuries revealed when Martin spoke in depth about the struggles of that previous season.
"Martin, who is 32 and would be facing a lengthy rehab, suffered the injury in Week 2 against the Dolphins but hasn't missed a start. He has rushed for just 735 yards and five touchdowns on 220 carries (3.3-yard average) this season, including only 29 yards on 15 carries in Sunday's 16-3 loss to the Patriots.