Jets coach Todd Bowles said during a Monday conference call with reporters that Powell is day-to-day, and not week-to-week, with his injury. Bowles also said he’s not overly concerned just yet about his running back health entering
Both running back are ailing.
It’s no secret that whatever success the Jets’ offense enjoys hinges largely on the performance (and availability) of running backs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte.
But as the Jets prepare for Sunday’s home game against the Patriots — a matchup of 3-2 teams tied atop the AFC East — both Powell and Forte are ailing.
Forte has missed two straight games due to turf toe. And Powell strained his calf in Sunday’s win at the Browns. This is not an ideal situation for the Jets, even though rookie Eli McGuire has done some promising things so far this season.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said during a Monday conference call with reporters that Powell is day-to-day, and not week-to-week, with his injury. Bowles also said he’s not overly concerned just yet about his running back health entering Sunday’s game.
“I’ll be concerned at the end of the week,” he said. “Right now, I’ll see how the week goes, and hopefully, we can see some progress.”
Bowles said the Jets are not currently considering signing another running back. Besides McGuire, they have only Travaris Cadet as a healthy running back option.
Forte made the trip to Cleveland, but did not significantly test his injured toe during pregame warmups, said Bowles.
“Until I see him on the practice field, I can’t tell you” if he is getting better, said Bowles.
What now for Hackenberg?
If Forte and Powell can’t play against the Patriots, McGuire will “carry the load,” said Bowles. Cadet doesn’t have a carry or catch for the Jets since they signed him Sept. 27. The signing happened three days after Forte got hurt in Week 3 against the Dolphins.
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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports