New York Jets linebacker David Harris is expected to play in the team's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 11 after leaving Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Harris, who underwent X-rays on Saturday and an MRI on Sunday, suffered a bruised shoulder that will likely take two weeks to heal, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.
Harris sustained the injury on the final play from scrimmage in the first half, according to Cimini. He was buried under a pile on a run play and was immediately taken to the locker room.
"We definitely don't want to lose Dave," cornerback Buster Skrine said, according to Cimini. "That's our defensive leader."
Harris, 32, will not play in the team's preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. He has played in all 16 games in eight of his nine seasons with the Jets. He recorded 108 combined tackles and 4 1/2 sacks last season.