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Jets QB Zach Wilson suffers knee injury in blowout loss to Patriots, will undergo MRI on Monday

Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury early in the second quarter of New York's 54-13 loss to the Patriots and did not return to the game.

Wilson will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday, Jets coach Robert Saleh told reporters after the defeat, adding that the team "initially" feels good about the severity of Wilson's injury.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the initial belief is that Wilson suffered an injury to his PCL. The QB will likely miss time, but Monday's tests will determine how long.

Wilson said after the game that a PCL injury would be a best-case scenario and that he and the team are hopeful that's the case. He added that he heard a "pop" in his knee when the injury occurred and that his knee feels "loose," per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

The Jets rookie took two hard shots on consecutive plays that may have contributed to the injury. First, Wilson's leg twisted awkwardly as he was getting tackled by Patriots defensive tackle Lawrence Guy while attempting to throw near the sideline.

Then, linebacker Matt Judon rocked Wilson with a hit to the back after the QB fired an incomplete pass to receiver Keelan Cole. Wilson laid on the ground for a few moments before limping off under his own power and into the medical tent. He was initially declared questionable, with the Jets trailing 17-0 at the time of his departure.

Backup Mike White came on in relief of Wilson to finish the drive, N.Y.'s third of the afternoon. White handed off twice and completed the drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis, who corralled a tough pass. White took four snaps in all on the drive (one was negated by penalty) and remained under center for the remainder of the game.

Wilson finished 6-of-10 for 51 yards. White was 20-of-32 for 202 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

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