Jets uncertain on Petty's status after chest injury
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets were waiting for results from tests on Bryce Petty's injured chest before making a quarterback decision.
Petty was scheduled to have a CT scan on Sunday to make sure he didn't have a bruised or punctured lung after being knocked out of New York's 34-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night. X-rays at the stadium were negative.
During a conference call, Todd Bowles said Petty was still having tests.
The coach added that the Jets would wait until they received the results before they determine who will start at quarterback at New England next Saturday.
''We're going to meet and discuss everything later,'' Bowles said. ''We haven't gone through all of the film yet this morning. We're all going to meet this afternoon.''
Petty was hurt on the first play of the fourth quarter when he got sandwiched by Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh as he completed a 28-yard pass down the right sideline to Robby Anderson. He was replaced by former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
''I'll be good,'' Petty said after the game. ''A little sore right now, but I'll be fine.''
It appeared few players on the offensive line other than center Wesley Johnson moved at the snap, and Wake and Suh easily converged on Petty in the backfield. The quarterback called it a ''miscommunication,'' but wouldn't go into details on what happened on the play.
Petty got off to a good start in his third NFL start, capping an impressive first drive against the Dolphins with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Anderson.
But New York's second possession ended when Petty was sacked by Wake and fumbled, and Suh recovered deep in Miami territory.
With the Jets at the Dolphins 27 and driving midway through the second quarter, Petty had his pass intended for Brandon Marshall intercepted by Wake.
Petty finished 20 of 36 for 235 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions before leaving with the injury.
''He started the game more confidently, obviously leading the first drive,'' Bowles said. ''Other than that, there's still things he needs to work on.''
If Petty can't play next weekend, it would appear Fitzpatrick would get the start against the Patriots. Rookie Christian Hackenberg is the only other quarterback on the active roster.
Hackenberg, a second-round pick, has been inactive all season and is largely considered a project who isn't ready to play in a regular-season game.
As far as other injuries, Bowles said tests on defensive lineman Leonard Williams' chest injury were negative. Right guard Brian Winters (shoulder) was still having tests conducted, and Bowles said the status of linebacker Darron Lee (left eye) was ''unknown.''
NOTES: RB Matt Forte played despite having a torn meniscus in his right knee. He finished with 21 yards on four carries and one catch for 7 yards. ''It's something he's dealt with and he's had before and he's played with before,'' Bowles said. ''He said he felt OK to play some. He wanted to play, and knowing Matt and taking him at his word, we wanted to play him a little bit and spell Bilal (Powell), but not overdo it playing him. He felt good enough to play and he moved around well.'' Bowles added that the injury was not worsened by Forte playing. ... Bowles on if he is considering any changes to his staff after the season: ''That's something we'll discuss after the season. Right now, we have two games to play.'' ... Bowles said RT Brandon Shell ''did OK'' in his first NFL start. Shell, a fifth-rounder this year, is the great-nephew of Hall of Famer Art Shell. ''He missed some things, but he played tough, he played hard and he did better than we thought he would,'' Bowles said. ''We helped him a little bit, but he held his own in there, too. I was pleased with what he did.''
For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL