New York Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa missed the past two practices with an undisclosed injury. The big-bodied target apparently will miss more time.
Enunwa suffered a thumb injury that will sideline him one to two weeks, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported. The 26-year-old Enunwa was seen with a wrap on his right hand.
Jets coach Todd Bowles declined to comment on the extent of Enuwa's injury on Thursday, only noting that it did not have anything to do with the receiver's neck, an issue which wiped out his entire 2017 campaign.
The thumb injury is a setback for a vital Jets offensive weapon. After proving to be a reliable, tough target in 2016 (58 catches, for 857 yards and 4 TDs), injuries threaten to wipe it all away. With Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse and Terrelle Pryor, the Jets have a solid quartet atop the depth chart. Behind them sits a quagmire.
Other injury news we are tracking this Friday:
- Niners cornerback Richard Sherman fell hard early in practice Friday and had his hamstring tighten up, forcing him off the field, coach Kyle Shanahan said afterward. Receiver Dante Pettis (groin) did not practice.
Guard Joshua Garnett got some good news on his ailing knee, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Garnett received a second opinion on his knee and will avoid surgery, instead continuing to rehab and receive treatment, Pelissero reported.
- NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Giants cornerback Sam Beal, their supplemental draft choice, will undergo surgery today to repair his recently dislocated shoulder, according to a source informed of the procedure. Beal's season is over before it began.
- The Detroit Lions announced they removed defensive end Cornelius Washington from the active/non-football injury list. The defensive end will return to practice Friday.