Jets defensive end Mike Catapano, who attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, could be placed on injured reserve after suffering “a possible Lisfranc” foot injury in Sunday’s overtime win over the Giants, Jets coach Todd Bowles said.
“Yeah, we’re deciding that,” Bowles said on a Monday conference call of the possibility that Catapano’s season is coming to an end. “We’re going to meet on that later.”
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The website for the American Academy of Orthoepaedic Surgeons states Lisfranc injuries occur when bones in the midfoot are broken or the ligaments that support them are torn. The severity of the injury can vary from simple to complex, involving many joints and bones in the midfoot.StoryHow Catapano arrived at childhood team
According to a source, the Jets believe the Lisfranc injury might not require surgery. But Catapano will see Drs. Frank Cordasco and David Levine at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday for second opinions before the Jets make a decision about injured reserve.
Catapano — a Princeton alumnus — recorded his first sack of the season against Eli Manning in Sunday’s emotional 23-20 win at MetLife Stadium. But on the Giants’ next possession, he injured his right foot and had to be carted to the locker room.
The potential Lisfranc injury is just the latest setback for Catapano, who became the first Princeton Tiger drafted in more than a decade when Kansas City selected him in the seventh round in the 2013 draft.
He suffered three shoulder surgeries before getting to Princeton, and after playing in 15 games as a rookie with the Chiefs, he spent the 2014 season on injured reserve with a gastrointestinal-based virus and a concussion.
Catapano was released by the Chiefs on Sept. 5 and signed to the Jets’ practice squad three days later. On Nov. 21, he was activated to their 53-man roster.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis (concussion) is doing “light physical activity” but he’s “not to the point where I can say he’s out there moving around,” Bowles said. It’s unclear if Revis will face Tennessee on Sunday, but the coach added: “He’s feeling a lot better. It was encouraging that he was able to attend the game, and then move around a little better. We’ll see how he feels later in the week.”