The early goings of camp haven't been kind to Jets rookies.
Second-round pick in tight end Jace Amaro left Sunday's practice with a right knee injury and was diagnosed with tendinitis (ESPN, July 27th). He is going to be out until Tuesday, further setting the Jets back.
The Jets are without first-round pick Calvin Pryor, who is being treated after a head injury suffered in practice on Saturday.
I was watching Amaro on the play in which he was injured. It was a high pass that was put a little too high by Geno Smith and Amaro dove for the ball out of bounds with Calvin Pace step for step in coverage. Either the collision with the turf or some incidental contact with Pace might have caused the injury. Amaro was hobbled walking back to the huddle. To his credit, Amaro tried to stay in on his next play until he broke the huddle and pulled himself from the field and was attended by trainers.
Amaro spent the remainder of practice with a bandage and compress on his knee area.
Rex clarified the matter during his press conference referring to the injury as "tendinitis." Both Rex and Amaro seemed hopeful of a quick recovery and return to the field when the players resume practicing on Tuesday.