Hurt Joe McKnight could sit Sunday

Updated: December 5, 2011, 10:01 PM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Jets running back Joe McKnight, who leads the NFL in kick return average, has a hyperextended right elbow that could sideline him for the team's next game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday he did not have the MRI results for McKnight yet, but said he probably won't practice on Wednesday. Ryan said McKnight's status would be determined later in the week.

McKnight, injured Sunday at Washington, could not bend his elbow.

"Obviously if you're a running back you have to be able to grip the football and protect it, so thats something," Ryan said. "(Former Jets and current Dolphins linebacker) Jason Taylor played with a hyperextended elbow last year, but that's a little easier for an outside linebacker to play with than a running back. So we'll see how it is, probably don't expect him practicing on Wednesday."

Meanwhile, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who hurt his knee when he twisted his leg on the carpet just off the field, was feeling better Monday, according to Ryan, who was impressed Tomlinson wanted to come back in the game. Ryan said he expects him to be fine.

"In typical LT fashion he's like, 'I can block, I'll be fine,'" Ryan said. "Here's one of the greatest running backs in the history of the game and he's like, 'I'll go in there and block.' That was kind of neat to see."

Defensive tackle Mike DeVito, who missed the Washington game with a knee injury, was jogging at the facility Monday, and Jeremy Kerley, who has been out with a knee injury but played on Sunday, was also catching balls and punts.

Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Jane McManus and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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