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Friday, September 13, 2013
Wilkerson leaves on cart after ankle injury
By Jane McManus
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the key members of the
New York Jets
' defensive front,
, left the game on a cart after sustaining an ankle injury.
"It's an ankle, but hopefully it's not a high ankle," Rex Ryan said of Muhammad Wilkerson's injury.
Initially booed by the Gillette Stadium crowd for going down in the fourth quarter, Wilkerson was able to leave the stadium on his own power after the
to the Patriots on Thursday night.
“[I] got carted off,” Wilkerson said. “Hopefully we see the X-rays and hopefully it’s good.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan said he was hopeful that his defensive end wasn’t too hurt.
“It’s an ankle, but hopefully it's not a high ankle," Ryan said. "I’m hoping it’s not."
Wilkerson left the locker room wearing a pair of slip-on shoes, but later had his right ankle wrapped with ice as he left the stadium.
“It’s a long season,” he said. “So I’m not too concerned.”