Woody Held Out Of Practice

After being held out of Thursday practice, Jets lineman Damien Woody talked about the possibility of playing on Monday night against the Patriots.

Florham Park, NJ – Offensive lineman Damien Woody did not participate in practice on Thursday due to a lingering knee injury, but that won't stop him come Monday night against the Patriots.

"Oh yeah, I'm going to be out there," Woody said. "It's about being smart from this point forward."

Woody injured his knee two weeks ago in the second quarter of the dramatic, last-gasp win over the Texans. He did start and play on Thursday night against the Bengals but he said that the extra time off during the long weekend was helpful in getting his knee ready to play. He took the extra days off to get treatment and rest.

"Everybody's hurt this time of year," Woody said. "Nobody's healthy this time of year."

Part of the reason why Woody is eager to play is that Monday night is against New England, perhaps the Jets most bitter of rivals. With both team's holding a 9-2 record, the game will go a long way towards determining who wins the AFC East and who might get a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

"This game is too big for myself or anyone else to sit out," Woody said. "I'm pretty sure it's going to be all hands on deck."

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