2:15PM: The Jets have decided to shut down C Nick Mangold for the remainder of the season, the team confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
With only one year left on his contract, Mangold's future with New York is up in the air, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The Jets will replace Mangold on the roster by promoting S Doug Middleton from the practice squad.
Previous Reports (Dec. 8)
8:02AM: New York Jets center Nick Mangold will visit a specialist Thursday regarding his ankle injury and could possibly be shut down for the rest of the season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Mangold, who left Monday's game against the Colts early and missed the previous four games with the same injury, will visit with Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina.
The Jets won't know if they need to shut Mangold down for the rest of the season until after he visits with Anderson, though head coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday "it's possible" Mangold would need to be shut down, according to Newsday's Kimberley A. Martin.
Wesley Johnson has filled in at center in Mangold's absence.