The New York Jets announced that an MRI on CB Antonio Cromartie‘s knee came back negative and showed he only has a sprained knee.
The fear was that Cromartie may have torn both his ACL and MCL, but the team has yet to rule him out for Week 2’s game.
CB Antonio Cromartie's MRI came back negative. He has a sprained knee and is week-to-week. He has not been ruled out for Monday night.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 14, 2015
This is great news for both the Jets and Cromartie, as he should be able to return sooner than anticipated.
The Jets still have an MRI scheduled for Monday to determine the extent of his injury, but it sounds like the team is concerned that it could be as bad as it looked during the game.
Cromartie was carted off with a non-contact injury in which his knee appeared to give way as he turned to cover a receiver.
Cromartie, 31, followed Todd Bowles to New York and signed a four-year, $32 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed with the Jets back in Mach.
He stands to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2015 season and will make salaries of $8 million (2016), $8 million (2017), and $9.5 million (2018).
We’ll have more regarding Cromartie’s injury as the news is available.