Santonio Holmes survives injury scare
For a brief moment it appeared as if Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was the victim of some bad mojo.
Holmes was absent for the latter portion of a intrasquad scrimmage after a hit from cornerback Antonio Cromartie rendered him with what coach Rex Ryan initially told gathered reporters could have been a broken rib.
“I don’t know if Santonio broke a rib or not, but the fact that it was sticking out was probably an indicator,” Ryan said. “Again, I’m sure he’ll be fine. We’ll have to check on him later. Other than that, he had a good day.”
When he was asked how Holmes would be down for, Ryan’s prognosis at that time didn’t paint a picture of an immediate return.
“I’m not real sure,” Ryan said. “He’s a tough guy, but I don’t think he’s going to be running out there tomorrow or the next day.”
X-rays have since proven otherwise and a team spokesman has now said that Holmes is day-to-day.
Saturday’s scare was not the first issue that he’s had this year in regards to his availability. During the initial run of OTA’s and mini camps, Holmes was very vocal when he returned to the team and dealt with a hamstring issue.
As a highly visible member of a Jets offense that is under a consistent amount of scrutiny, all eyes will continue to be on Santonio and every little dink and dunk that comes his way.