He was riding the exercise bike today, but did not participate in practice.
"We will see," said Martin. "I can't give a definite answer today or tomorrow. Friday will tell."
Martin told Herm Edwards during last week's game in Buffalo that he wanted to play in the home opener, but the jets are taking it one day at a time. Though he's one of the toughest backs in the league, Martin knows he must be cautious, and avoid re-injuring the ankle by rushing back.
"I have to be smart, and sometimes I have a tough time doing that," admits Martin. "I don't want to prolong something longer than it should be."
If Martin can't go, RB LaMont Jordan, who played the entire second half against Buffalo, would step in as the starter. But the Jets aren't in a rush to reveal who will get the start because it keeps the Patriots wondering.
"I don't want to talk about it too much because you don't want to tell the other team," said Martin.
Edwards said he would re-evaluate Martin on Friday before making a final decision.