Jets QB Zach Wilson leaves preseason game with non-contact knee injury

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After revamping their roster in free agency and the NFL Draft this offseason, the New York Jets are in trouble again.

Strategist Zach Wilsonwho was expected to take a big step forward given the team’s investments on offense, suffered a non-contact injury in the Jets’ preseason game in Philadelphia against the Eagles.

Zach Wilson of the New York Jets walks on the sidelines after being taken off the field after suffering an injury in the first half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, August 28.  12, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Zach Wilson of the New York Jets walks on the sidelines after being taken off the field after suffering an injury in the first half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, August 28. 12, 2022, in Philadelphia.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Wilson took a snap under center, climbed a right and started running.

When he cut left towards the middle of the field, his right leg appeared to deform and he dived onto the turf.

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Wilson injured his right knee last year and missed four games. The severity of this injury is unknown.

He left the field alone but was replaced by Mike White.

Zach Wilson of the New York Jets warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on January 29.  born September 9, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York

Zach Wilson of the New York Jets warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on January 29. born September 9, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York
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Wilson struggled last year, throwing just nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He completed just 55.6% of his passes for 2,334 yards. But the Jets selected wide receiver Garrett Wilson with the 10th pick and drafted running back Breece Hall with the 36th.

They also signed offensive linemen Laken Tomlinson and Duane Brown, who replaces Mekhi Becton. Becton is out for the year with a knee injury.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson during a mandatory minicamp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on June 15, 2022 in Florham Park, NY

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson during a mandatory minicamp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on June 15, 2022 in Florham Park, NY
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The Jets have deemed it doubtful to return, but with backups continuing to come into play, that doesn’t seem likely.

Wilson was the second choice of the 2021 NFL Draft.