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Ryan unsure of Tomlinson's status

LaDainian Tomlinson carries the ball. (Nov. 6, 2011)

LaDainian Tomlinson carries the ball. (Nov. 6, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan didn't sound overly confident that he'll have LaDainian Tomlinson available for Thursday night's game against the Broncos in Denver.

The future Hall of Fame running back suffered a knee injury in Sunday night's loss to the Patriots and wouldn't have been able to practice Monday if the Jets had held one. Instead, Tomlinson was an observer during the Jets' light walk-through, simply watching as his teammates ran a few plays in preparation for Thursday.

"Not real sure yet," Ryan said of Tomlinson's status. "I think he's going to be OK, but I have not heard for sure yet."

Asked if Tomlinson has a knee sprain, Ryan said: "Again, I have no idea what the extent [is]. I heard through our trainers that we think he's going to be OK."


Kerley has MRIRookie wide receiver Jeremy Kerley had an MRI on his left knee to evaluate an injury he suffered in the second quarter Sunday. Kerley, who returned to the game, hadn't yet received the results, so he wasn't sure if he will be able to play Thursday.

He doesn't think he'll be able to practice Tuesday because of the injury, which occurred when a defender was blocked into him on a punt return.

"I caught it and tried to make a move real quick," Kerley said, "and then he hit my knee and I just kind of got twisted up."

Training roomS Brodney Pool said he'll have a better gauge if he will play Thursday after seeing how his left knee reacts when he runs Tuesday. Pool, who missed Sunday's game, has been receiving extensive treatment, spending extra time with trainer John Melody. "He's like my second father right now," Pool joked . . . WR Patrick Turner (bruised kidney), who saw blood in his urine at halftime Sunday, said he had a CT scan and feels fine.

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