FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets hope they aren’t without Muhammad Wilkerson for too long.
The star defensive end left practice Sunday with a tweaked hamstring, an injury coach Todd Bowles didn’t believe is serious.
Wilkerson, a key playmaker in Bowles’ defense, walked off the field at training camp about halfway through practice and headed straight to the locker room. He didn’t appear to be walking gingerly or with a limp.
“They took him inside just to stretch him (out),” Bowles said after practice.
The players have their first day off from practice on Monday, giving the 25-year-old a chance to rest the hamstring and perhaps be back on the field in some capacity Tuesday.
“I didn’t think it was serious,” Bowles said. “If it loosens up, he should be OK. Shouldn’t be out long.”
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