FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Jets rookies Dexter McDougle and Shaq Evans are headed for surgery. Both players tweeted the news Tuesday morning:
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Going under the knife tomorrow to repair my ACL, thank you for the support and get well wishes. Battle tested but ive been through worse! ????— Dexter McDougle (@Blasian_Kiddd) August 19, 2014
McDougle, a third-round cornerback, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Aug. 10 – the same day fellow defensive back Dee Milliner suffered a high-ankle sprain. It’s the second season-ending injury for McDougle, who missed most of his senior year at Maryland because of a shoulder injury.
Jets coach Rex Ryan hinted several days ago that Evans was headed toward injured reserve.