EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AFP) –
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will likely miss the remainder of the National Football League season after surgery to repair a torn left knee ligament, coach Rex Ryan said.
Revis was injured on Sunday in the third quarter of a 23-20 over-time victory over Miami and Ryan announced on Monday that he would require surgery and likely not return until next season.
“Certainly, it’s a big disappointment,” Ryan said. “But again, I know the way Darrelle is. This is a guy that’s as competitive as it gets. He’s going to come back strong from it.”
A typical healing period from such an injury is at least six months but Ryan refused to rule Revis out for the season.
“I want to sit down and talk to Darrelle and we’ll do that before we decide,” Ryan said.
Revis limped off the field after treatment for the injury, which came when he tried to stop himself in order to try and change direction in hopes of making a tackle.
Revis had missed last week’s game at Pittsburgh because of a concussion.