Mekhi Becton’s right knee MRI indicated a more significant injury than previously thought, a source told ESPN on Monday night, increasing concern that the starting right tackle for the New York Jets could be out for an extended period of time.
The source claimed the injury to the 2020 first-round draft pick was classified as “different” from the one that necessitated season-ending surgery in September but involved the same knee.
The Jets’ degree of concern increased after learning the MRI results, but Becton will undergo more tests on Tuesday to establish a diagnosis. According to one source, Becton, 23, is expected to lose a sizable amount of time.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN was informed by a source that Becton injured his patella (kneecap).
During a Monday morning early O-line workout, Becton seemed to injure his knee. He continued to train despite his limp. A few minutes later, Becton was knocked backward on the second play of an 11-on-11 period after being startled by defensive end John Franklin-Myers. Becton’s right foot appeared to become entangled in the grass, possibly causing his knee to crookedly bend.
Becton took off his shoulder guards and limped over to the locker area where the trainers were waiting for him.
On Friday, he started using a knee brace, a sign that he might have started to experience pain. One source claimed that it was nothing more than ordinary stiffness from training camp.