Le’Veon Bell to undergo MRI on shoulder as Jets’ offense comes apart at seams
Adam Gase announced ahead of Thursday’s practice that Le’Veon Bell will undergo an MRI on his ailing shoulder and will sit out the day’s session.
The notion that Bell could sit out Monday night’s Week 2 showdown with Cleveland Browns presumably is a possibility, though no determination of his availability obviously had been made at this point. Gase noted Bell’s shoulder issues may just be soreness.
In other injury news: Le'Veon Bell (shoulder), C.J. Mosley (groin), Quinnen Williams (ankle), John-Franklin Myers (foot) won't practice.— Ethan B. Greenberg (@EGreenbergJets) September 12, 2019
Demaryius Thomas won't practice until Saturday.
Gase said for Bell it could just be soreness.
The Bell news comes amid reports that Sam Darnold has been diagnosed with mono and will miss at least one game, if not more.
To say the Jets’ offense is in shambles would be an understatement. Along with Darnold’s illness and Bell’s impending MRI, wide receiver Quincy Enunwa has also been declared out for the season due to another neck injury.
Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets in March. The all-purpose back had 17 carries for 60 yards and six catches for 32 yards and a touchdown in his debut, which came in a 17-16 home loss to the Buffalo Bills.
If Bell is unable to play, the Jets will turn to the trio of Ty Montgomery, Bilal Powell and Trenton Cannon to fill in on Monday night.