NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported RB Elijah McGuire suffered a fractured foot that will require surgery, per a source informed of the situation. McGuire is expected to miss an extended period and could be a candidate to return from injured reserve late in the season.
The 24-year-old McGuire flashed in spirts as a rookie, compiling 315 yards on 88 carries to go with 17 receptions for 177 yards and two total touchdowns. The second-year pro was expected to play a key role in the Jets' backfield, mainly as a third-down back.
McGuire was the subject of some hyperbolic praise this offseason from RBs coach Stump Mitchell who compared the 5-foot-10, 214-pound back to LaDainian Tomlinson.