Jets Place C.J. Mosley On Injured Reserve

LB Has Been Out With Groin Injury

Alec Gearty
December 03, 2019 - 5:28 pm
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Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley's season was cut short on Tuesday. 

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Despite numerous attempts to return to the field before Week 17, Mosley was placed on injured reserve, virtually ending his 2019 campaign. Mosley, who played in two games this season, suffered a groin injury in Week 1 against the Bills, where he tallied an interception. 

Mosley last made an appearance during the Jets' 33-0 loss to New England on Oct. 21. He appeared to re-aggravate the injury and Jets head coach Adam Gase wasn't optimistic regarding Mosley's availability. He initially said Mosley's injury wouldn't require surgery but would be sidelined for a few weeks. 

As the weeks progressed, Mosley's return didn't appear realistic. The 27-year-old missed the next month as he weighed his potential options for recovery. Mosley hoped to avoid surgery, fearing that it guaranteed an end to his season. 

In November, Mosley told ESPN's Rich Cimini he was trying to do everything to return to the Jets and surgery was a "worst-case scenario". Now in the first year of his five-year, $85 million deal, Mosley will be sidelined for the final four games of the season.

Mosley is the latest notable player to land on the IR for Gang Green.

Cornerback Trumaine Johnson hasn't played since Oct. 27 as he recovers from an ankle injury. Linebacker Blake Cashman suffered a torn labrum and fractured shoulder in October, while starting tight end Chris Herndon earned a stint on the IR with fractured ribs.