Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has struggled with a severe groin/abdominal injury all season long, and if the injury doesn't heal soon, he said that he'll have to have season-ending surgery.
"I'm trying to do everything I can to avoid surgery and play," Mosley told ESPN on Friday. "Worst-case scenario: I'll have to get surgery if next week doesn't go well."
He will miss his fifth straight game on Sunday when the Jets take on the Raiders, and has played in just two games in total this season. Mosley had four tackles and a 17 yard interception return for a touchdown in Week 1 against the Bills, but got injured in the game and then missed the following five weeks before playing against the Patriots in Week 7.
However, Mosley suffered another injury in the Week 7 game, and hasn't played since then. He is hoping that a platelet-rich plasma injection that he had done recently will heal the injury.
"If I can do anything to avoid ending my season, I'm going to try it," Mosley said to ESPN. "That's really the main reason why I got the shot. I have a 50-50 chance. I'd rather do that than cut my body open. That was the thinking on that."
Mosley was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Raven before signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets this past offseason.
He hopes the injury will heal on its own, as getting season-ending surgery is the last thing the Jets' defensive captain wants to happen.