Monday, November 25, 2013
Source: Davis suffered chest contusion
By Matt Ehalt
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets linebacker Troy Davis spent Sunday in a Baltimore hospital for precautionary reasons after suffering a chest contusion in Sunday's 19-3 loss to Baltimore, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.
Davis passed his EKG test, and he was released and on his way to New Jersey as of Monday evening. He is considered day to day.
The linebacker left Sunday's loss after being crushed by Courtney Upshaw during a punt return in the third quarter. As Davis chased after Jacoby Jones, Upshaw knocked him down with a block that appeared to be clean as he was square with Davis. Upshaw was not penalized.
"I know that's a real unfortunate thing. I know the NFL is really trying to clean up those type of hits, the defenseless players and all that," Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "There wasn't a penalty at the time but it was certainly something he got injured."
Ryan didn't want to say whether he believed Upshaw should have been flagged for the hit, but he said at the time he thought it should have been called but added that he didn't have a great view. While the referees didn't throw a flag on Upshaw's hit, the Jets were actually penalized during that play as they were hit with unsportsmanlike conduct due to an assistant getting in the way of an official.
Ryan said he's only seen that call twice.
OTHER INJURIES: Ryan is going to wait until Wednesday, when the Jets return to practice, to give updates on cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip) and running back Chris Ivory (ankle).
Cromartie left Sunday's game early, and he's been dealing with the hip throughout the year. He said Sunday it wasn't an impact injury, but it gave out on him when he planted wrong.
Ivory sprained his ankle on his carry Sunday, but he ultimately rushed the ball nine times. Ivory has dealt with various injuries throughout his career and his time with the Jets.
ONE LESS: Geno Smith has one less turnover to his name as his second quarter fumble was charged to center Nick Mangold. He has a league-leading 22 turnovers on the season.
RYAN APPROVES: Ryan likes the "Sons of Anarchy" nickname given to his defensive line trio of Muhammad Wilkerson, Damon Harrison and Sheldon Richardson.
When asked on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7 FM whether he preferred "Sons of Anarchy" or "My Three Sons" as a nickname for those three, Ryan chose the current hit show.
"'Sons of Anarchy' is an awesome show," Ryan said.
TAKING THE WIND: Ryan said on The Michael Kay Show that he understood why Patriots coach Bill Belichick took the wind Sunday night to start overtime against the Broncos, passing on taking the ball first, but he's not sure he would have done the same.
"I think just by judging how that game was, you have two Hall of Fame quarterbacks but I don't know how many actual balls were actually attempted by them throwing the ball into the wind," Ryan said. "Clearly it was the right call, without question. Would I have done it? I don't know, probably not. ...It ended up being the right move, for sure."