UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 3:40 p.m. ET
Mehta tweeted on Tuesday:
I've been told Jets CB Darrelle Revis is seeking a 2nd opinion on his knee. Jets encourage players to do that for major injuries. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 25, 2012
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UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 24 at 12:15 p.m. ET by Alex Kay
The New York Jets have just received devastating news.
According to the official team Twitter feed, Darrelle Revis has suffered an ACL tear and must undergo surgery.
The superstar cornerback sustained the ACL tear in Sunday’s overtime win against the Miami Dolphins in a scary, non-contact injury during the third quarter.
When Coach Rex Ryan announced the news earlier, he noted that he still needed to speak with Revis before placing him on injured reserve, but he is 100 percent out for the year according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Rex says he hasn't spoken to Revis yet before determining he will be placed on IR. He will be out for the year. No gray area. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 24, 2012
Mehta noted that Revis wouldn't be undergoing surgery right away, but will instead wait at least two weeks to have the operation performed.
Revis' ACL surgery will likely be in 2-3 weeks, Rex said. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 24, 2012
This is a tragedy for the Jets, as they have lost their best player and will have to alter their entire defensive scheme to make up for the loss of Revis’ unique coverage skills.
Keep it tuned here on Bleacher Report for the latest breaking news, information, updates, opinions and analysis on Darrelle Revis’ ACL tear and the impact it will have on the New York Jets.
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UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 23, at 5:21 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney
The New York Jets aren't optimistic about Darrelle Revis' knee injury. In fact, three dreadful letters have been mentioned.
The news comes from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora:
Jets fearing a possible ACL injury for Darrelle Revis. Doesn't look good but will not know extent until more test done back in New York.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 23, 2012
The Jets may have secured the win on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, but if Revis has any type of major knee injury, no one in New York will be celebrating.
This could deflate the Jets' season. We'll keep you updated, as Revis is set to have an MRI on Monday (via New York Post's Brian Costello):
Revis will have an MRI exam tomorrow #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) September 23, 2012
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As if the New York Jets didn't have enough problems, superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis went down with a knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday's game against Miami, according to Evan Silva of Pro Football Talk:
Left knee injury for Darrelle Revis now.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) September 23, 2012
Silva also wrote that Revis went down with "a non-contact" injury, which actually makes it seem worse:
Non-contact left knee injury for Darrelle Revis. Noticeable limp as he made his way off the field.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) September 23, 2012
And just to make the panic meter in New York reach new heights, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting that Revis is done for the day:
Darrelle Revis is officially out for the rest of the game with a knee injury. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 23, 2012
Typically, when a player gets hit low and starts limping, you can see what the problem might be and go from there. If they don't get touched and start having knee problems with a limp, your mind can think any number of things.
Revis was playing in his first game since suffering a mild concussion in the season opener against Buffalo.
We will keep you updated on Revis' condition and status as soon as more information becomes available.