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Jets' Woody set for MRI on knee; Cotchery running again

New York Jets right tackle Damien Woody suffered an injury to his right medial collateral ligament in Sunday's thrilling 30-27 comeback victory over the Houston Texans, according to the *New York Daily News* on Monday.

Woody was injured late in the first quarter and told the Daily News after the game that he will have an MRI exam on Monday.

"I am pretty sore right now," Woody said. "Somebody fell on the side of my knee, don't know exactly who it was, but I (will) get treatment and see where it's at."

Woody was blocking Texans defensive end Mario Williams as the Texans' Mark Anderson closed in on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. As Anderson tipped backward, he landed on the side of Woody's leg, sending the 12-year veteran to the Jets' locker room.

Woody later returned to the sidelines, but was ruled out. "I was trying to be smart, it just wouldn't loosen up," Woody told the Daily News. "I'll talk to the doctor again. Once I talk to the doctor again (and) see where I am, we'll get full details. Have to see where we are at."

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The newspaper reported Monday that wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, out against the Texans with a groin injury, is unsure if he will be ready for Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"I am progressing a little bit every day," Cotchery said. "I don't know yet, it's too early to say if I can go Thursday, but I am making progress."

Cotchery said he has been running at full speed, but has yet to attempt sharp cuts.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said cornerback Dwight Lowery has been ruled out for Thursday night's game with the Cincinnati Bengals while he continues to recover from a concussion suffered agains the Cleveland Browns in Week 10.

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