Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has sprained knee

Jets receiver Brandon Marshall left Thursday night’s game with an apparent knee injury and returned shortly after.
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New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall left the second quarter of Thursday night's game against the Buffalo Bills with an apparent knee injury, then returned on the next drive.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Marshall's left knee is “sore or slightly sprained” and that he will be evaluated over the next few days.

Marshall was brought to the ground hard on a tackle by Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore and appeared to land on his left knee, which twisted on contact. He walked off the field and into the locker room under his own power. Gilmore drew a flag for a facemask.

The Jets scored two plays later on a short dive by running back Matt Forte, taking a 13–7 lead and ultimately winning the game 37–31.

Marshall said after the game that he feared he had suffered a major injury.

“I thought it was over,” said Marshall, who had six catches for 101 yards in the game. “I thought I’d be fishing in my backyard in Florida.”

The Jets play the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sept. 25.