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Ihedigbo's MRI and other bad news

New York Jets Special teams Player #44 James

New York Jets Special teams Player #44 James Ihedigbo during game against the Baltimore Ravens. Credit: Joe Rogate

Rex Ryan was downright somber today after what he called "the worst defeat in my coaching career" - that 45-3, nationally-televised drubbing by the Patriots. "We got out-coached, out-played, we got our butts kicked."

For safety James Ihedigbo, though, it was a case of adding injury to insult. Ihedigbo, who was jostled out of the game by Pat's center Dan Koppen in the third quarter, suffered what appears to be a high ankle sprain and is slated to get an MRI later today. "The fact that he didn't finish the game generally is a concern," Ryan said. "He's got probably an MCL, I think, and an ankle...I don't know the extent right now."

Either way, the Jets find themselves in quite the pickle. After losing Jim Leonhard for the season and with Ihedigbo questionable, they're down to just two safeties. Ryan said that the team will look to bring up a DB, even in the off chance that Ihedigbo is cleared to play.

"There's a guy I think we'll target," he said. "We'll see what happens there. It's tough now because you have to play them, and they better be familiar with what your doing."

Things aren't going to getting any easier for the Jets, who will face the hanging on by the skin of their teeth Dolphins next week. "We better start by beating Miami," Ryan said. "[They're] going to give us everything they've got...They're coming in here with slim playoff chances. They've got to beat us."

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