Sunday, September 29, 2013
Holmes, Hill injured in loss
By Rich Cimini
NASHVILLE -- The New York Jets might have to face the Atlanta Falcons next Monday night without their starting receivers, Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill.
Hill suffered a head injury on the second play of the Jets' 38-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans, when he was drilled by safety Michael Griffin. Incredibly, there was no flag on the play, but it would be a surprise if Griffin isn't fined.
Hill walked ever so slowly to the sideline and was taken to the locker room for evaluation. It was announced soon after he wouldn't return.
Rex Ryan provided no update on Hill or Holmes, who injured his right hamstring with 10:20 remaining in the game. It happened away from the ball, as Holmes tried to get off the line of scrimmage. Initially, there were fears that he aggravated his surgically repaired foot.
Holmes, targeted five times and finished with only one catch for 25 yards, declined to speak to reporters afterward. He was seen walking with a significant limp.
If Holmes and Hill can't play in Atlanta, the Jets likely would start Jeremy Kerley and Clyde Gates, with Ben Obomanu and Ryan Spadola on the bench.