Two wide receivers on the New York Jets suffered head injuries during the 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots, and Rex Ryan confirmed that one of them, Clyde Gates, is indeed suffering from a concussion. He left the game some time right before half-time and was only able to play for about 25-30 snaps before leaving. Fellow wide receiver Chaz Schilens also suffered from a head injury but played for about ten snaps more. There is no word on him at this point.
The injuries to both wideouts are terrible for the Jets, because they don’t have much depth at the position. They will hoping that Gates can get cleared within the next ten days so that he can play against the tough Arizona Cardinals secondary. Gates has 13 catches for 159 yards this season and had two receptions for 20 yards against the Patriots.
Schilens also caught two passes, but he had eight more receiving yards than Gates did and had one less target to work with. Both will be missed if they cannot play against the Cardinals, and it will be difficult for the Jets to get production out of anyone outside of Dustin Keller and Jeremy Kerley. Not that they are getting production out of their other pass-catchers anyway.
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