Chrebet Will Not Play

WR Wayne Chrebet's knee is purple and filled with fluid, and he is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against Kansas City.

Chrebet has a micro fracture of the femur bone in his right knee, as well as a leak in the knee that is allowing fluid to swell up even after the knee is drained. Because of the fracture, the bone is weak and therefore susceptible to being broken if hit the wrong way. Additional damage might have been caused when Chrebet went back into the Jacksonville game after injuring the knee early. Chrebet admits to making a mistake.


"I have to be smarter than that at this point in my career," he said. "I paid for it the next morning. It wasn't very bright."


Chrebet thinks it would take a miracle for him to play this Sunday. With the bye week coming up, he could potentially get three weeks of rest before returning on October 20th when the Jets host Minnesota.


Herm Edwards is still undecided about who will start in Chrebet's place at wide receiver. Whether it's Santana Moss or Kevin Swayne, Edwards said both will see significant time on Sunday. QB/WR Tory Woodbury will be the fourth receiver for the second week in a row.


DT James Reed was also hobbling around the Jets facility today. He went through practice, but was clearly limping. Look for DT Giradie Mercer to see a lot of action this Sunday at the backup tackle spot. The Jets are already thin on the defensive line with DE Steve White out with a sprained ankle.


T Kareem McKenzie was able to practice a little bit today with the groin injury, and should be able to start at right tackle on Sunday…LB Mo Lewis also returned to practice today. Lewis has been suffering from a hip flexor all season, and that has contributed to his inconsistent play.


LB Marvin Jones was very upset yesterday after learning from the media that he would be in a platoon situation with LB James Darling this week. Edwards spoke to Jones and apologized for not telling him first, something he is always accustomed to doing.


"It's an oversight and I take the blame for it," Edwards said.


The Morton's are flying in from California this weekend to see their sons Chad and Johnnie face each other this weekend. They are all going to dinner on Saturday night, before the game.



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