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Wilkerson Undergoes Successful Surgery
Thursday, Jan. 7
Brian Costello of the New York Post reported Wilkerson is expected to make a full recovery.
Wilkerson Releases Statement Before Undergoing Surgery
Wednesday, Jan. 6
"Well I didn't expect the season to end so soon and start the new year with a injury but it's part of the game. Everybody have a great hump day while I have my surgery today thanks for all the prayers," Wilkerson announced on TwitLonger.
Wilkerson Diagnosed with Broken Leg
Sunday, Jan. 3
Bowles told reporters after the loss to the Bills that Wilkerson broke his leg.
Wilkerson Crucial Part of Jets' Defense
Wilkerson is a vital piece of the Jets defensive front. He displays tremendous versatility for a player of his size (6'4", 315 lbs). His ability to both rush the passer and stuff the run has made him perhaps the most important player on a unit that carries much of the burden in New York.
The Temple product started his career by playing in all 16 regular-season games for three straight years.
But injuries have become part of the story over the past few seasons. He missed three games last year because of a toe injury and then missed an extended stretch of camp with a hamstring issue. He's also battled a rib injury this season but didn't miss any games.
With the Jets' eliminated from postseason contention, Wilkerson will have all offseason to get healthy for another run at the playoffs.