Updates for Sunday, Dec. 15
Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Antonio Cromartie is active for today's game:
Antonio Cromartie is active for today's game #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) December 15, 2013
Updates for Friday, Dec. 13
Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports that Antonio Cromartie was not on the field in practice:
From Chris Lopresti of WFAN:
Good sign: Cromartie's equipment/jersey are packed for the road trip. #NYJ— Chris Lopresti (@CLoprestiWFAN) December 13, 2013
Kimberely A. Martin of Newsday reports that Cromartie is questionable for Sunday:
Antonio Cromartie (concussion/hip) is QUESTIONABLE. He was limited in practice. Still has to pass concussion protocol.— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) December 13, 2013
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Updates for Thursday, Dec. 12
From Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News:
Jane McManus of ESPN had more from Cromartie on his concussion
Updates for Wednesday, Dec. 11
Brian Costello of the New York Post confirms Antonio Cromartie is present at Jets practice:
Cromartie (concussion) is at practice stretching but he doesn't have a helmet. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) December 11, 2013
However, it was later revealed that Cromartie did not participate in practice, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News:
Cromartie (concussion), Stephen Hill (knee), Winslow (pitch count) did not practice. #nyj— Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) December 11, 2013
Updates for Monday, Dec. 9
From Rich Cimini of ESPN:
Cromartie has a head injury. Has been taken to the locker room.— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) December 9, 2012
While it remains to be seen if Cromartie in fact suffered a concussion and what the severity of the injury is, losing him for any duration of time would be a major blow to the Jets.
Remember, the team already lost top corner Darrelle Revis for the season. Trying to survive without both of its top corners would be a tall task for New York.
Now, you might be thinking that its a moot point since the Jets have been so dysfunctional this season and won't be a playoff team. But believe it or not, this team can still make the playoffs.
Crazy, I know.
At 6-7, the Jets can easily finish 9-7 with games remaining against the Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills. And in the AFC, 9-7 will probably be good enough for that last playoff spot.
All of this means losing Cromartie for any duration of time is a major loss for a team that shockingly still has a shot at the postseason.
On the year, Cromartie has 27 tackles, three interceptions, 11 passes defended and one defensive touchdown. He's clearly the team's top cover corner and a vital part of a defense that has played well since getting smacked around by the New England Patriots in Week 12, 49-19.
Keep it here as more information becomes available on Cromartie's injury status.