Duke football: Jamison Crowder could remain sidelined for New York Jets

Former Duke football wide receiver Jamison Crowder could remain sidelined for the New York Jets.

Week Two in the NFL was one of the worst weeks in recent memory in terms of star players being injured with major ailments, but the week started off on a bad note when Jamison Crowder injured his hamstring on Wednesday in practice for the New York Jets.

Crowder was the leading receiver for the Jets in their Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills with seven receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown, including a 69-yard touchdown.

However, the injured wide receiver was quickly ruled out for the Jets in their Week 2 game against the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, and it could have been a good thing for New York.

In the span of one half, the 49ers lost their starting quarterback to an ankle injury, starting running back to a knee injury, and their two best defensive lineman to knee injuries as the team complained of issues with the new turf at MetLife Stadium following the game.

The Jets also saw star wide receiver Breshad Perriman go down with an ankle injury in the middle of yet another embarrassing 31-13 loss.

New York head coach Adam Gase did not sound very optimistic about the possibility of Crowder playing in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts as the Jets continue to search for their first win of the season.

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In a conference call with the media on Monday, Gase said “it’s up in the air” regarding the status of his slot wide receiver.

Quarterback Sam Darnold certainly missed his most reliable target on Sunday, as he only threw for 175 yards as the team only had three healthy wide receivers when the game came to a close on Sunday afternoon.

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The status of Jamison Crowder will be something to monitor going forward as the Jets begin to prepare for the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium next Sunday, September 27 on CBS with kickoff scheduled for 4:05pm EST.

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