Ihedigbo ruled out as Jets' safety depth takes another hit

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets safety James Ihedigbo will not play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins because of an injured right leg.

Ihedigbo didn't practice all week after suffering a high ankle sprain and an injury to the medial collateral ligament in the knee during the Jets' 45-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Monday night.

"It's coming along," Ihedigbo, a key special teams player, said Friday. "You know me, I'm not going to miss too much time. I don't like the fact I'm not out there, though, and I hate that I'm missing this game."

Ihedigbo hopes to return next week, and Jets coach Rex Ryan believes that's a possibility.

"You never know with that guy," Ryan said. "It's an injury that should take longer with a high ankle sprain, but with him, I wouldn't be surprised if he's out there soon."

Right tackle Damien Woody didn't practice as he recovers from a sprained right medial collateral ligament, suffered during a Nov. 21 game against the Houston Texans. Woody has played in both games since, but he is questionable for Sunday.

"No setback that I know of," Ryan said of Woody. "We've run that course the past two weeks. I think it's similar, but it might be a little worse than those two weeks. We'll see how it is."

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes (back) was an addition to the injury report, but he fully practiced and will play for the Jets (9-3).

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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