Jets NT Ellis out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Updated: October 11, 2012, 1:03 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets nose tackle Kenrick Ellis will be sidelined four to six weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Coach Rex Ryan confirms Thursday that the backup lineman will miss at least a month after being injured in the Jets' 23-17 loss to Houston on Monday night. Ellis was filling in for starter Sione Po'uha, sidelined with a sore lower back.

Ryan says safety Eric Smith will miss New York's game Sunday against Indianapolis after he ...

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