Jets CB Buster Skrine Has Concussion, Could Miss Sunday’s Game Vs. Falcons
New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine sustained a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, and may not be prepared to play in Sunday’s home matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
Buster Skrine Injury News
Skrine, 28, has suffered three concussions in the last two years. With 7:32 left in Sunday’s loss in Miami, the cornerback — who is in his third season with the Jets — crashed into wide receiver Leonte Caroo on a pick play near the goal line. Skrine’s helmet came off during the play.
Skrine committed three penalties and allowed three touchdown passes, including one to Kenny Stills a few plays after his collision with Carroo. He played the rest of Sunday’s game, however.
“I guess it happened during the game,” said Jets coach Todd Bowles. “He didn’t come in until Monday morning.”
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Skrine suffered a concussion in Week 6 of the 2015 season, though he played the following week. He also suffered a concussion in Week 15 last season and sat out the next game.
Xavier Coleman, Skrine’s backup at nickel back, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a shoulder injury. The Jets promoted cornerback Robert Nelson from the practice squad, although it reportedly still remains unclear who can replace Skrine.
Skrine has started all seven games this season. The Jets (3-4) are fourth in the AFC East.
ORCHARD PARK, NY – NOVEMBER 30: Buster Skrine #22 of the Cleveland Browns warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 30, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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