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Bilal Powell might have a fractured toe, still could play

Jets running back Bilal Powell runs while being

Jets running back Bilal Powell runs while being pursued by Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Julian Stanford during the second half. (Dec. 9, 2012) Credit: AP

Emerging Jets running back Bilal Powell did not practice today because of a toe that coach Rex Ryan said could be fractured.

“I think he’ll be all right, though,” Ryan said of Powell, who has also been playing through a shoulder injury.

Powell had his best game as a pro on Sunday with 78 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the Jets’ 17-10 victory at Jacksonville. Ryan hopes the second-year pro will again be able to team with starter Shonn Greene on Monday at Tennessee to give the Jets a formidable 1-2 punch on the ground.

“I think he’ll be OK with that,” Ryan said. “Again, I’m no trainer or doctor, but that’s what I feel like, he’ll have a chance to go. That’s what’s been explained to me.”

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