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McElroy (abdomen) to practice fully
Greg McElroy also is a new addition to the injury.
Rex Ryan said the former third-string quarterback, who supplanted Mark Sanchez for the starting gig, suffered an abdomen injury during last week’s loss.
The Jets coach couldn’t pinpoint when it happened, though he added: “But if you get sacked 11 times...”
Ryan didn’t seem too concerned about McElroy’s injury, or his status for Sunday’s season finale in Buffalo. Though the coach said “it’s certainly a possibility” he’ll dress all three quarterbacks again, he later said on a conference call with Buffalo beat writers that McElroy will indeed be the starting quarterback.
Here is Wednesday’s pre-practice injury report:
DL Muhammad Wilkerson (concussion, knee), TE Dustin Keller (ankle), CB Ellis Lankster (concussion), WR Chaz Schilens (knee), CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) and S LaRon Landry (heel/hamstring) won’t practice.
WR Braylon Edwards (knee/hamstring), LBs Ricky Sapp (ankle) and Bryan Thomas (chest) will be limited.
NT Kenrick Ellis (knee), QB Mark Sanchez (low back), LG Matt Slauson (knee), TE Jeff Cumberland (wrist), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), LB Bart Scott (toe), KR/RB Joe McKnight (ankle), RB Bilal Powell (shoulder), LB Garrett McIntyre (elbow), K Nick Fold (mid back), RG Brandon Moore (hip/foot), QB Tim Tebow (ribs), NT Sione Po’uha (low back), QB Greg McElroy (abdomen), P Robert Malone (illness).
During the 20-minute portion allotted to the media, Edwards was spotted wearing a sleeve or wrap on his right knee underneath his leggings. He took part in the initial wide receiver passing drills. But later, the veteran wideout stood off to the side while the rest of the group went through full-speed, cutting drills with the quarterbacks.
As for Wilkerson, he was on the far field jogging alongside Lankster.
Rookie WR Stephen Hill -- who was placed on IR last week -- posted a post-surgery photo of himself on Instagram. According to him, knee surgery went well.