Decker aggravates shoulder injury, uncertain for Sunday
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Eric Decker's ailing shoulder is banged up even more.
The New York Jets wide receiver dealt with what appeared to be a minor injury last week while preparing for Kansas City, but it worsened in the 24-3 loss on Sunday . Coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday that Decker was ''probably'' going to have an MRI and his availability for the game against the Seattle Seahawks is uncertain.
''Not sure yet,'' Bowles said. ''Anybody that doesn't practice, I'm concerned about. He came back last week without practicing, so we just have to wait and see.''
Bowles added that the wide receiver, originally hurt against Buffalo on Sept. 15, didn't make the Jets' training staff aware of his latest shoulder issue until Tuesday. Decker didn't practice Wednesday and wasn't in the locker room during media availability.
After the game against the Chiefs, Decker said his should was sore.
''Yeah, it was sore,'' Bowles said. ''I don't know how sore.''
Decker is tied for third on the Jets with nine catches, but leads the team with 194 yards receiving and two touchdown receptions. If he can't play Sunday, that would be a big blow to a receiving corps that is hurting.
Brandon Marshall practiced fully, but is still dealing with knee and foot injuries he played through last Sunday. Meanwhile, rookie Jalin Marshall, who also serves as the Jets' primary returner, has a torn labrum that will sideline him a few weeks.
Quincy Enunwa, who leads the Jets with 17 catches for 183 yards and a TD, and rookies Robby Anderson and Charone Peake are the team's only fully healthy wide receivers. Bowles acknowledged that ''if a lot of people are down,'' New York could make a move to shore up the position.
Backup defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas also has a torn labrum, like Marshall, and will likely miss some time.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis did not practice with an ankle injury that Bowles said isn't much of a concern. Revis walked through the locker room during media availability and his right ankle was taped. He didn't speak with reporters.
Running back Matt Forte (knee) and left tackle Ryan Clady (shoulder) were both limited, but Bowles said Forte will likely always be limited on Wednesdays throughout the season to reduce wear and tear.
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