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Dee Milliner Expected to Miss 3-4 Weeks with High Ankle Sprain; Questionable for Week 1 Vs. Oakland Raiders

August 11th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
By Douglas Rush

Earlier in the day, it had been reported that New York Jets top cornerback Dee Milliner had suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday's practice and would need to miss a few weeks to rehab the injury.

The few weeks now, is at least three to four weeks, as Ed Werder from ESPN reported on Monday, which means he will be out for the rest of the preseason trying to recover from the injury

Not only will Milliner be out for the rest of the preseason (which obviously means he will not be playing on Saturday night for the Jets against the Cincinnati Bengals,) but now, his status for Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders is in doubt as he's already being listed as questionable.

With Milliner's injury, along with Dexter McDougle tearing his ACL and be forced to miss the entire 2014 season and Dimitri Patterson dealing with injuries, it has utterly depleted the Jets secondary heading into the rest of training camp and the preseason and it's also why the Jets have reached out to current free agent and former Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel.

Milliner was seen at Monday's practice wearing a boot on the foot and the team was unable to get Milliner an MRI on the ankle because as Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said that the ankle was too swollen to do such a thing.

The Jets reported interest in Samuel could kick up a notch after their game against the Bengals pending on how the healthy cornerbacks they have on the team play in Cincinnati this week.

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