Stephen Hill Injury: Updates on Jets WR's Knee

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 02:  Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets tries to get a few extra yards as William Gay #22 and Quentin Groves #54 of the Arizona Cardinals defend on December 2, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill went down in the first half of Sunday's matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars after injuring his right knee, according to AP sportswriter Mark Long via Twitter:

Jets WR Stephen Hill down and injured. Hurt his right knee during PI on Jaguars CB Derek Cox

— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) December 9, 2012


UPDATE: Monday, December 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET by Adam Wells

There is some good news for Hill one day after leaving the Jets game against Jacksonville with a knee injury. According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Hill suffered an LCL sprain. 

LCL sprain the injury du jour. Jets WR Stephen Hill also has one. Pec strain for Bryan Thomas.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 10, 2012

While that is hardly the best diagnosis, considering the way Hill went down, it has to be a lot better than what you originally thought. 



UPDATE: Sunday, December 9 at 8:43 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta, Hill will have an MRI on Monday:

I've been told Jets WR Stephen Hill will undergo MRI tomorrow. NYJ hopeful it's a bone bruise or meniscus damage.... and not ACL damage #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) December 10, 2012


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Hill left the game before recording a single reception. He was targeted just once, on the play in which he injured his knee.

This news won't come as much of a worry for many fantasy football owners though. The 21-year-old rookie out of Georgia Tech has just 21 receptions for 252 yards and three touchdowns this season. Hill is owned in less than 10 percent of all ESPN fantasy leagues this season. 

Hill's best game of the season came in New York's opener against the Buffalo Bills, when he caught five balls for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Since that game, Hill has tallied just 16 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown in nine games. 

Last week, Hill had his best game in nearly two months against the Arizona Cardinals, catching five passes for 40 yards in New York's narrow win.

Keep it right here for more information on Stephen Hill's status as it becomes available.


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