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Jets' Percy Harvin has ankle sprain, but at least it's the better kind of ankle sprain

Percy Harvin of the New York Jets looks

Percy Harvin of the New York Jets looks on during warmups before an NFL game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Minneapolis. Credit: Getty Images / Hannah Foslien

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Percy Harvin has a low ankle sprain, Rex Ryan said. The receiver / kick returner, one of the standout Jets on Sunday, left the stadium on crutches and is in a boot. "What that means for Sunday's game, I'm not real sure,'' Ryan said. "It probably doesn't look that great, but we'll see as the week progresses."

The glass-half-full approach to the injury, according to Ryan, is that it was not a high ankle sprain. "Those seem like they never heal. You might as well break it,'' he said. "But that is not the case. We're hopeful."


No tanking for Jets

Any self-respecting Jets fan would have to at least consider that it would not be a calamity if their 2-11 team lost to the 2-11 Titans on Sunday, increasing their chances for a better -- even the top -- draft pick. But on that score, the team will disappoint them yet again. The Jets may lose the game, but they won't be tanking.

Ryan said he understands the fans' thinking on that issue and added, "That doesn't mean we're going to approach this game any different, because we're going to try to win the game.''


Support for Woody

Ryan asserted that his postgame words in support of Jets owner Woody Johnson were not a valedictory or a farewell speech.

"I'm not conceding anything. I'm not going anywhere. I know I've got three weeks left, and here we come," he said. To laughter from reporters, he added, "That hasn't been told to me. I'm going to approach it as business is business."

On his comments about Johnson, he added, "I just really wanted the fans to know, 'Hey guys, you should be happy that this is your owner. You could do a heck of a lot worse than having Woody Johnson as your owner. I promise you.' "

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