Aaron Berry now has another obstacle in his NFL career. This one was beyond his control.
The New York Jets announced that Berry suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice Friday. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Berry has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source who spoke with the player.
"He's staying positive and will decide tomorrow on surgery date (within a week)," the source said.
It's a terrible setback for Berry, who was in line for a reserve cornerback role this season. According to The Associated Press, Berry tore his ACL when he got tangled up with wide receiver Joseph Collins midway through Friday's practice.
Berry was in line to be a starter for the Detroit Lions last season before being arrested twice in one month during the offseason. He was cut by the Lions last July and served a three-game suspension for a DUI and brandishing a gun in his hometown of Harrisburg, Pa. Berry signed with the Jets in October, appearing in seven games.
Knowing Berry's history of off-the-field issues, the plan is to keep him immersed in football and around the team during his rehab process, a source told Rapoport.
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