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PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 02: Santonio Holmes of the New York Jets looks at the clock during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- Santonio Holmes will likely miss New York's preseason opener at Cincinnati because of a rib injury, leaving the Jets without their top wide receiver. Holmes was not practicing Monday and there was no immediate timetable for his return after he injured a rib in the team's scrimmage Saturday night. Coach Rex Ryan said initial indications were that Holmes had a broken rib, but X-rays revealed no fracture. "We're lucky he never had the fracture like I thought, so that's a good sign," Ryan said before practice Monday. "Whether he plays this week, I'm not real sure. I'm not going to rule him out, but I would say it's probably doubtful. We'll see." Holmes was apparently injured on a third-down play Saturday night when he was hit by cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who earlier in the week made some waves when he said he thought he was the team's second-best wide receiver. "He got hit pretty good," Ryan said. Holmes finished with three catches for 22 yards in the scrimmag...
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