Josh Cribbs leaves in sling

December, 1, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jets wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs left Sunday's game with a right shoulder injury and had his arm in a sling following the 23-3 loss to the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.

The Jets announced in the second quarter that Cribbs had left the game, and he did not return any kicks or run the ball out of the Wildcat during his brief playing time.

Antonio Cromartie handled kickoffs with Cribbs sidelined, while Kyle Wilson returned punts. Cromartie had a nice day averaging 31.5 yards on his four returns.

During a game in which the Jets benched starting quarterback Geno Smith, the loss of Cribbs meant the Jets were without an emergency quarterback.

PAIR GET X-RAYS: Muhammad Wilkerson got an X-ray after the game. He said he was fine. Wilkerson has been dealing with a wrist injury although it didn't prevent him from playing Sunday.

Wide receiver Greg Salas also went for an X-ray, and he too said he was fine. He didn't say where he had the X-ray taken. Salas had one catch for no yards and was targeted four times.

HOLMES AND CRO PLAY: Game-time decisions Antonio Cromartie and Santonio Holmes both played, although in varying degrees.

Cromartie (hip) played the majority of the snaps and said it was the best he has felt and he had confidence in his hip. Cromartie got beat for a touchdown on a slant route.

Holmes (hamstring) played just three snaps and said afterward it was a "coach's decision." He did not register a catch and wasn't targeted.

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor
Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.



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