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Source: Ellis is "fine"

10/5/2010

New York Jets DE Shaun Ellis went for an MRI exam Monday on his injured left knee and, as expected, it showed no significant damage, a league source said Tuesday.

Ellis is "fine," the source said, and he should be ready to play Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. The Jets should know more Wednesday, when they begin on-the-field preparations with a light practice.

On Monday, Rex Ryan downplayed the injury, saying, "We don't anticipate any ligament damage or anything like that." It was termed a minor sprain.

Ellis was hurt Sunday on a third-quarter sack against the Buffalo Bills. He didn't return to the game, saying afterward it was a sprained patellar ligament.