The injury issues that have surrounded C.J. Mosley since Week 1 continued Wednesday at One Jets Drive, when Adam Gase said Mosley's injury could be more involved than initially thought.
The tests are continuing, Gase explained.
"Doctors are doing a really deep dive just trying to figure out where things are coming from," he said. "Might just be more than the groin. We're just trying to figure all that stuff out.
"I didn't ask too many questions. I'm just waiting for them to give me a final answer."
Mosley returned against the Patriots after missing four games following the Bills game that saw him injure that groin. However, he didn't look like his normal, aggressive self and it was apparent to those watching at home and in the stands.
When the game got out of hand in the first half with the Patriots running up the score, Mosley was taken out to prevent even more damage to the Jets that night.
"Seemed like every time he was on the ground, he'd get up and he just didn't seem comfortable," Gase said when asked what he saw from Mosley on Monday night. "So I was glad they pulled him out when they did. I didn't know what was wrong with him because all indications going into the game was he felt really good, especially watching him practice. I saw him look like the guy before the Buffalo game and I don't know what changed there."
After the game, Mosley admitted his injury was someting that would need him to stop playing to heal. Being the competitor that he is, the Jets have been trying to find a middle ground. And the first trial run was unsuccessful.
But those trials should continue with Mosley trying his best to battle back. Hopefully some more clarity on his injury can surface soon for Gase's sake, as other linebackers like Neville Hewitt and Avery Williamson have hurt as well.
Gase would hate to see Mosley, who just signed a massive deal with the Jets this offseason to anchor their defense, fall for the season as well. But at this point, that outcome is in play along with many others until doctors can tell the Jets more. The only thing Gase knows for sure is Mosley will always try to get back on to the field.
"Any time he's not out at practice, it's not ideal," Gase said. "Not only is he one of our better players, but [being a] captain. We're thin right now, running out of bodies at linebacker.
"He's always going to push to practice."