New York Jets linebacker Quentin Coples exited Saturday’s
preseason contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an ankle injury. There
have since been reports that the second-year pro suffered a hairline fracture to
his ankle, which would sideline him into the regular season. The Jets didn’t
confirm those reports, but they did announce yesterday that Coples will undergo
a “medical procedure” on his right ankle, which will keep him out “indefinitely.”
Here’s the team’s press release:
Linebacker Quinton Coples suffered an injured right
ankle Saturday night in the Jets' 37-13 win over Jacksonville at MetLife
Stadium. Coples will undergo a medical procedure on Tuesday. He will miss the
remainder of the preseason and is out indefinitely.
This isn’t the start New York envisioned for Coples, who’s
considered one of the up-and-comers on the team’s young defense. The Jets
selected the linebacker with the 16th-overall pick in last year’s
draft, and he went on to total 5.5 sacks during his rookie campaign.
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