Dave Szott sustained a tear of his right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Tuesday, May 28 in a non-contract drill.
"Dave Szott will have surgery to repair the injury within two weeks," said head coach Herman Edwards. "We will await the results of the surgery before putting a timetable on his recovery."
Szott, a 6-4, 289-pound guard from Penn State will be entering his 13th NFL season and his first with the Jets in 2002, is a veteran of 158 regular season games and has started 152 of the contests. Additionally, Szott has valuable post-season experience, having played and started 10 games throughout his 12-year career.
The 34-year old Clifton, New Jersey native began his professional career as a seventh round draft selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1990. He played 10 seasons for the Chiefs squad (1990-2000), appearing in 141 regular season contests and starting 135 of the contests. He was injured in game one of the 2000 season with a left bicep injury that forced him to miss the final 15 regular season games after he was placed on injured reserve.
He returned to full health in 2001 as a member of the Redskins and started all 16 games at guard.