FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — C.J. Mosley was held out of Jets practice Wednesday as new concerns have arisen about the middle linebacker’s health.
Adam Gase said the medical staff is doing a “really deep dive” on Mosley, trying to determine whether something more than his groin is hampering him.
Mosley didn’t have his usual speed and burst Monday night against the Patriots. It was his first game back after missing more than a month with the groin issue.
“It seemed like every time he was on the ground, he’d get up he just didn’t seem comfortable,” Gase said Wednesday. “I was glad they pulled him out when they did. I didn’t know what was wrong with him.”
Gase said Mosley looked fine during practice last week. But Mosley didn’t have a solo tackle for the first time in 79 NFL games.
Mosley said after the game that he was feeling the groin a little bit and that he wouldn’t be fully healthy unless he didn’t play at all. Mosley said that wasn’t in his plans. But the Jets and their medical staff may have different ideas based on what they find.
“Doctors are doing a really deep dive, just trying to figure out where things are coming from,” Gase said. “It might just be more than the groin. We’re trying to figure all that stuff out.”
“We just got to get with the doctors. Once we get all the facts of what’s going on with his body, sit down and figure out what’s the best thing to do going forward, where are we at, what can we do for him, how can we help him?”
The Jets signed Mosley to a five-year, $82.5-million contract to be their defensive leader. The four-time Pro Bowler missed three games in his first five seasons, and already has missed four in his first year as a Jet.
“Anytime he’s not in practice, it’s not ideal,” Gase said. “Not only is he one of our better players, but [he's a] captain. "We’re thin right now. We’re running out of bodies at linebacker.”
The Jets lost inside linebacker Avery Williamson to a torn ACL in the preseason. Neville Hewitt, who first replaced Williamson and then Mosley, missed last week’s game with a neck injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday.
In other injury-related news, Henry Anderson (shoulder), Chris Herndon (hamstring), Brian Winters (shoulder/knee) and Steve McLendon (hamstring) also were limited. Ryan Kalil (elbow/shoulder), Kelvin Beachum (ankle), Trenton Cannon (foot) did not practice.