The New York Jets‘ injury luck continues to trend in the wrong direction. Garrett Wilson, the reigning Offensive Player of the Year, suffered an injury near the end of the Jets’ loss to the Dallas Cowboys. What happened to Wilson, and what is his current injury status?
Garrett Wilson Injury Update
Wilson got tangled up with a Cowboys defender as he attempted to haul in a pass from Zach Wilson.
He initially went to the blue medical tent but then headed to the Jets’ locker room.
Garrett Wilson walking back to the locker room with 1:20 left in the game. The game is out of hand but definitely concerning.
— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) September 17, 2023
The Jets were trailing by 20 points when Wilson went down, so it’s entirely possible Gang Green didn’t want to risk their star receiver’s health in a game where the outcome had already been decided.
Fortunately, head coach Robert Saleh indicated after the game that Wilson simply got the wind knocked out of him.
Crisis averted pic.twitter.com/YZu5iGoXHV
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) September 17, 2023
That’s excellent news for New York, which already lost Rodgers for the season and can’t afford to be deprived of more weapons. Thankfully, it sounds like Wilson will be available when the Jets face the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Fantasy Fallout From Wilson’s Injury
Wilson scored from 68 yards out, flashing his elite talent that we all know he has access to. He was inefficient (two catches on eight targets) in Zach Wilson’s first start of the season, but his raw talent made it work.
This is the problem with receiver injuries: there is no direct beneficiary. When a running back goes down, his backup typically picks up a similar role. With receivers, that’s rarely the case.
No one in New York is going to see the 30% target share vacated by Wilson. The star sophomore is projected to be on the fantasy WR1 fringes in a Zach Wilson-led offense, and if he’s out, there’s not a single pass catcher on this offense that deserves to be on fantasy rosters.
— PFN Fantasy Analyst Kyle Soppe