This announcement is significant. Up to this point, the severity of Pennington's ankle injury was never made public. A high ankle sprain is much worse than a conventional ankle sprain.
Pennington had high ankle sprain last year
"Pennington's high-ankle sprain early last season hampered his throwing mechanics and hurt his velocity, according to a person with knowledge of the situation," wrote Cimini in the New York Daily News.
Jets Insider Top Stories
What To Watch For: Jets Vs. 49ersBreaking down the Week 14 matchup between the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers.
Jets Insider10:37 AM
Hyde-and-SeekNot only do the Jets have to travel to the West Coast but they have to face the young and talented Carlos Hyde.
Jets Insider7:43 AM
Jets shut down MangoldNick Mangold tried to battle his way back from his ankle injury but re-injured it against the Colts and will be shut down for the season
Jets InsiderYesterday at 11:04 AM