Jets team doctors are apparently doing a “really deep dive” into C.J. Mosley’s groin injury, according to coach Adam Gase.
Mosley, who didn’t play to his usual standard in his first game back Monday, was limited in practice Wednesday as he continues to feel the effects from his groin injury. Gase said the team’s doctors are trying to figure out the status of the injury and how to help.
“I think we just [have] to get with the doctors and once we get all of the facts that’s going on with his body, … we’ll figure out what’s the best thing to do going forward,” Gase said. “Where are we at? What can we do for him? How can we help him?”
The excitement surrounding Mosley’s return was silenced when it was clear there were still lingering effects from his injury. Gase recognized it right away, saying he felt Mosley looked uncomfortable on the field.
“I was glad they pulled him out when they did,” I didn’t know what was wrong with him,” Gase said. “All indication going into the game was he felt really good. Especially watching him practice, I saw him look like the guy before the Buffalo game.
“I don’t know what changed there, if he got hit, if he opened up and something wasn’t right. Nobody said anything and I don’t think he was saying anything to anybody.”
After Monday’s woeful performance and a team mired at 1-5, Gase said he understands how difficult it can be to keep players focused and optimistic, because he has been in this situation before.
“You have to, as a head coach, you got to put your head down and you got to go to work,” he said. “You got to make sure you do a good job of keeping the locker room focused on that task at hand. It’s easy when you win. It’s hard when you lose, when you have one win through this many weeks, it’s not easy. But if it was easy then there would be a lot more people doing this job than me.”
And why is Gase confident that he is the guy who can turn things around?
“Right now, I’m the one in the position to do this,” he said. “I got a lot of experience doing this. I don’t need to sell my job. This is what I do.”
OT Kelvin Beachum (ankle), RB Trenton Cannon, C Ryan Kalil (elbow/shoulder), LB Albert McClellan (concussion) and Mosley (groin) didn’t practice. QB Sam Darnold (toe), DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), TE Chris Herndon (hamstring), LB Neville Hewitt (neck/knee), NT Steve McLendon (hamstring) and RG Brian Winters (banged up) were limited.
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