Report: Jim Leonhard out for season

December, 11, 2011
12/11/11
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The New York Jets' locker room didn't seem optimistic about Jim Leonhard's knee injury after Sunday's 37-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. And according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, it was for good reason.

Mehta reports that Leonhard will be out for the season with a knee injury. Leonhard's leg was twisted after making a second-quarter interception that led to a New York touchdown.

This is an important loss for the Jets. Leonhard played for several years in head coach Rex Ryan's system with the Jets and Baltimore Ravens. In many ways, Leonhard was the quarterback on the back end and New York's best safety.

Brodney Pool will fill in for Leonhard and combine with safety Eric Smith.

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