FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Joe McKnight will be a game-time decision against the Patriots on Sunday with his high ankle sprain, Jets coach Rex Ryan said Friday.
Asked about Sione Pouha, who has missed games with a lower back injury, Ryan said he was doubtful again this week -- even as the other option at nose tackle, Kenrick Eliis, will miss another game with a knee injury.
“You have to do what’s in the best interest of the player as well and sometimes you don’t want to have a young man step out there when maybe he’s not fully healed,” Ryan said. “That’s something that we won’t do. We want Sione in the long haul that’s for sure.”
Here is the official injury report:
Probable: WR Stephen Hill (hamstring), TE Dustin Keller (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (finger), S LaRon Landry (heel), G Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (shoulder), QB Mark Sanchez (back), LB Bart Scott (toe), G Matt Slauson (knee), LB Bryan Thomas (hamstring)
Questionable: DT Ron Brace (back), S Patrick Chung (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (hand), TE Rob Gronkowski (hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), G Logan Mankins (calf, hip), C Nick McDonald (shoulder), CB Sterling Moore (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee), WR Wes Welker (ankle)
Probable: DT Kyle Love (knee)