MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New York Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis will not play again in 2012 after Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Revis tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the second half of the game.
Revis’ injury was a non-contract injury and he was in immediate pain as soon as he crumpled to the turf at Sun Life Stadium. Jets head coach Rex Ryan confirmed the diagnosis Monday.
According to Ryan, Revis will have to wait two-to-three weeks before having his surgery. A typical recovery time from an ACL tear is anywhere from six months to a year. For a cornerback, it’s going to be especially critical for him to fully recover so that he can plant and cut like he did before the injury.
“It’s just disappointing,” Ryan said. “This guy wants to win. As great a player as he is individually, he’s a great teammate and just wants to win. That’s why he was so excited about this year.”
Revis is the top cover-cornerback in the NFL and offensive coordinators and quarterbacks typically avoid throwing at Revis’ side of the field. Revis will be replaced by Kyle Wilson, who was a 2010 first-round pick by the Jets.
The injury further clouds the contract status of Revis, who reported for training camp in July despite saying he was unsure if he would because he was hoping the Jets would rework the $46 million, four-year deal he signed in 2010. He is set to earn $13.5 million during the next two years after the deal — reached after a 36-day holdout in 2010 — was front-loaded with $32.5 million in the first two years.
But after not getting a new deal this offseason, many thought Revis and the team would re-visit the matter after this season. If he doesn’t have a new contract by training camp next summer, he could become a free agent after the 2013 season.
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