Monday October 6th, 2014

New York Jets linebacker David Harris is likely to miss minimal time due to a sprained AC joint, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Monday afternoon.

Harris was hurt Sunday bringing down Chargers running back Branden Oliver during the fourth quarter of New York's 31-0 road loss to San Diego. 

Jets coach Rex Ryan was hopeful after the game that the injury was not severe.

"He's not a guy that comes out very often," Ryan said. "So obviously, that would be a killer blow if he's not able to go."

Rex Ryan: Jets linebacker David Harris is NFL's most underrated player

In the first five weeks of the season, Harris has recorded 39 tackles, one sack and forced one fumble. In his eight years in the league, all with the Jets, he has 525 tackles, 25.5 sacks, six interceptions and one touchdown.

The New York Post's Brian Costello reported that an MRI performed on Monday revealed no structural damage. Harris remains day-to-day, Costello added.

• Report: Jets’ Geno Smith missed team meetings before game vs. Chargers

The Jets are 1-4 and currently in last place in the AFC East. They host the Denver Broncos at home on Oct. 12.

- Christopher Woody

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