Jets tight end Kellen Davis sidelined after thumb surgery
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets tight end Kellen Davis is expected to be sidelined until training camp next month after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Davis, the Jets' primary starter at tight end last season, was hurt last week during organized team activities. Coach Todd Bowles first said Wednesday that Davis' thumb was ''sore'' before confirming that he recently had surgery.
The New York Post first reported Davis' injury.
With Davis sidelined, Jace Amaro and Zach Sudfeld played with the starters during OTAs this week. Although Davis had just three catches last season, including a touchdown, he led the Jets in snaps at the position as a blocking tight end.
Both Amaro and Sudfeld, regarded more as traditional pass-catching tight ends, missed last season with injuries.
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