Jets safety Jim Leonhard breaks leg

Updated: December 4, 2010, 9:19 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Three days before the biggest game of the season, the New York Jets suffered a major setback that will affect them long past Monday night's showdown against the New England Patriots.

Safety Jim Leonhard, the glue to the secondary and their top punt returner, fractured his right tibia Friday in a freak collision in practice, the Jets confirmed.

The 5-foot-8, 188-pound Leonhard collided with wide receiver Patrick Turner and was carted off the field, leaving teammates ...

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