Jets cornerback Dee Milliner had to be helped off the field Sunday during the Jets practice after what's being described as a possible left ankle injury, according to multiple media reports.
On the play, Quincy Enunwa made a twisting catch on a deep pass from quarterback Geno Smith and Milliner immediately went down and grabbed his left ankle. Richi Cimini of ESPN tweeted a photo of MIlliner being carried off the field as he was unable to put weight on his left ankle as he was brought the length of the field to the locker room on Sunday morning. He was later seen with his left leg in an ice bucket, according to TheJetsBlog.com.
The injury comes on the same day that Dexter McDougle went down with a possible knee injury; unlike MIlliner, he was able to walk off on his own. Dmitri Patterson sat out the practice Sunday to rest his calf/ankle.
Just last month, MIlliner proclaimed himself the best cornerback in the NFL. Now entering his second season, the ninth overall pick out of Alabama in 2013 had three interceptions and 17 pass deflections in 13 games last season for the Jets.
The Jets won their first preseason game of the year on Aug. 7 with a 13-10 victory over the Colts. They play next on Aug. 16 against the Bengals.
Milliner being helped to locker room. Blow to defense if its serious. pic.twitter.com/5CjBI6yOFx— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) August 10, 2014
Enunwa made a twisting catch on a deep pass from Geno in 7on7s. Milliner immediately grabbed left ankle after falling. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 10, 2014
- Marc Weinreich