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Injury Bug Has Avoided The Jets

The Jets had a healthy pre-season. Now go knock on wood. Do it!



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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Rex Ryan, head coach of the New York Jets smiles during a pre-season game against Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on September 1, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    The Jets have completed the kind of pre-season that many teams dream of: one without major injuries. Back-up quarterback Greg McElroy was lost to an injured thumb, but for the most part, the injury report is filled with bumps and bruises, not breaks and tears.

    Darrelle Revis has had hip pain, but went as far as dancing to prove to reporters that he was fine.

    "I feel okay," Revis said. "I'll be all right. We're just going to monitor it. I mean, I can play. I'm 100 percent, it's just a little sore and bothering me a little bit."

    Mark Brunell missed the last two pre-season games with a calf injury, but the tested veteran doesn't need the same sort of seasoning as younger players. Shonn Green missed the Bengals game only to come back with a vengeance, and 42 yards on 11 carries, against the Giants. Brandon Moore's off-season surgery didn't hold him back. Bart Scott came back from a lower leg injury to start against the Giants.

    The one starter who may be a question mark is John Conner. The Terminator sprained his ankle and was wearing a walking boot, but Rex Ryan is sure that he will be back by opening weekend.

    In fact, the entire attitude among the Jets toward injuries seems to have a, "What me? Worry?" vibe. Heading into the season opener against Dallas, the Jets are a healthy team. And with that, every Jets fan should knock on wood, throw salt and spit twice. That kind of luck is enviable, and should not be messed with.