In the 49-19 blowout loss at home against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving, New York Jets wide receiver Clyde Gates suffered a concussion and will not play in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals tough defensive backfield, per ESPN New York. That’s one less receiver for Mark Sanchez and decreased depth for the Jets against a tough defense.
Aaron Berry can’t seem to get on the field, and Rich Cimini added that the Jets cornerback is not expected to practice today due to a quad injury.
The headline is, of course, that Tim Tebow is still limited and Rex Ryan added to this point, “We’ll see how he is (Thursday). We’re just going to monitor the situation and see how he progresses during the week.”
Tebow has been using an ice pack for his back.
Gates will almost certainly not pass the concussion test and will most likely not practice tomorrow. It’s nearly impossible to envision him practicing today, and that will make it even more difficult for him to play Sunday. He needs the time to heal from the concussion, but the Jets will miss any source of production at the wide receiver position. Gates has had one big game this year and it was against a division rival when he caught seven passes for 82 yards before the bye week against the Miami Dolphins.
Chaz Schilens was limited in yesterday’s practice, and he was the other receiver to sustain a concussion against the Patriots. It seems like he will play on Sunday, which is definitely good news for the Jets. He’s better than Gates as well.
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