Santonio Holmes Injury: Updates on Jets WR's Foot

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent ISeptember 30, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets is carted off the field in the second half against the San Francisco 49ers on September 30, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The San Francisco 49ers defeated the New York Jets 34-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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In a haunting case of deja vu, Santonio Holmes fell to the turf on Sunday with no one around him.


UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 12:10 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Santonio Holmes and the New York Jets received the news they desperately did not want to hear, and the wide receiver will miss the rest of the 2012 season.

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reported the latest development on Holmes' foot injury.

Jets will place Santonio Holmes on season ending injured reserve with lisfranc injury to left foot #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) October 3, 2012

Rex says Holmes will undergo surgery for the Lisfranc injury. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) October 3, 2012

Losing Holmes is the second major blow to the Jets this season, as they have already lost All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis to a torn ACL.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 10:15 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

According to Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole, Santonio Holmes is more than likely done for the season:

Jets WR S. Holmes has a lisfranc injury to his left foot. Still unclear if it's broken, but is 99% likely out for the season.

— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) October 3, 2012

Another day, another significant New York Jet done for the season. Their season continues to plummet downhill. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 1:45 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there is an ominous feeling around the team that Holmes' foot injury will end his season:

As the Jets await word on Santonio Holmes, the feeling in organization is that he will be lost for the season with a foot injury. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) October 2, 2012

The Jets already have a dearth of offensive weapons, so losing Holmes for the season would be devastating. Despite being 2-2, the Jets' season is starting to look very bleak.

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UPDATE: Monday, Oct. 1 at 12:35 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The New York Jets are still unsure about the extent of Santonio Holmes' foot injury, but head coach Rex Ryan is certain that the team will be without its star wide receiver for at least one week. 

The New York Daily News'  Manish Metha reported the following:

Santonio Holmes' MRI is getting shipped to "different places," Rex said. He says he's not sure how many weeks he will miss. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) October 1, 2012

Rex is unsure of timetable on Santonio Holmes' return. He says it's good news that X-rays were negative. He won't play this week. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) October 1, 2012

The road to recovery for Holmes will be clearer once the MRI results finish their journey, and the struggling Jets offense can only hope the injury is not serious. 

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UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5:34 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

The New York Daily News'  Manish Mehta has some X-Ray results for us. 

X-rays on Santonio Holmes' foot were negative, I'm told. Not sure if there's ligament damage though. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 30, 2012

The ligament damage, or lack thereof, will likely have to wait until a Monday MRI. 


UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5:04 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

Santonio Holmes has left the stadium with his foot in a boot. The New York Daily News'  Manish Mehta

Santonio Holmes taken out of stadium in golf cart. Left foot in a walking boot. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 30, 2012

There are bound to be more updates coming out today, but I'd be surprised if anything of substance comes out until tomorrow. 


UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4:08 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

In an unexpected turn, it has been revealed that the Holmes' injury is to his foot and not his knee. The Jets bring us the update on his status. 

#RL WR Santonio Holmes' injury was a foot injury, not a knee.

— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 30, 2012


While it would be natural for Jets fans to rejoice at the news that this is not an injury, they still have plenty of reasons to be worried. This could be the dreaded Lisfranc injury, which would likely end his season. 

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The New York Jets tweeted out this early update.  

#EA Santonio Holmes is being carted off the field.The left knee is the concern. 49ers now up 24-0, have 4 takeaways.

— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 30, 2012

They have also ruled him out for the rest of this game. 

#RL Just announced: WR Santonio Holmes (knee) is out for the rest of this game.

— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 30, 2012

Jets fans have to be cringing at the sight of this news, and those cringes have to be quickly followed by thoughts of a season without their leading receiver.

While there is nothing indicating there are any ligament tears or anything else that would require season-ending surgery, Jets fans know how this one goes.

The deja vu comes not from a previous incident involving Holmes, but from the Jets' star cornerback Darrelle Revis last week.

In an incident disturbingly similar, Revis fell to a heap with no one around him. He is now done for the year


So expect to see some tweets about Holmes being scheduled for a Monday MRI and some small quote from Rex Ryan about "Holmes being evaluated later" as we progress here on Sunday. 


And it is not going to be a bright Sunday in Jetsville. 

They are getting crushed by the 49ers. That inevitable loss will drop them to 2-2, and they are now staring at the very real prospect of having to play the rest of this season without their best corner and receiver. 

Holmes entered this game with 16 catches for 243 yards and a touchdown this season. He also has a whopping 33 targets, which is over twice as many as the next closest receiver on the team.  

This is a huge blow to this offense. Hopefully, it will only be a temporary one.