Week 7 was a game to forget for the New York Jets. First, they lost starting quarterback Zach Wilson with a PCL sprain. Now, they'll be without linebacker Jamien Sherwood for the rest of the year.
Sherwood suffered a torn Achilles turn Sunday's loss, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The usual recovery timetable for this injury is around nine months, so the rookie outside linebacker will be out of commission until late July at best.
Jamien Sherwood Injury Update
Expectations weren't that high when the Jets selected Sherwood 146th overall at the 2021 NFL Draft. However, it didn't take long for him to become an important defensive piece in New York.
Sherwood started the 2021 season by playing just 5% of defensive snaps in Week 1. That number quickly rose to 68% by Week 7. He's recorded 14 total tackles in his first five games while also receiving a 59.7 overall grade by ProFootballFocus.
The Jets are 1-5 and likely missing the playoffs anyway, so it isn't like Sherwood's injury derailed their season. The bright side is that there isn't a rush to bring him back, so he'll have nearly 10 months to heal before playing meaningful football again.
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