Ryan expects Powell, fractured toe, to be ready
SECOND-YEAR BACK BILAL POWELL SUFFERED A FRACTURED TOE IN SUNDAY’S VICTORY.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Bilal Powell will be held out of practice Thursday after suffering a fractured toe in Sunday’s 17-10 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I think he’ll be okay. I’m no trainer or doctor, but I feel like he’ll have a chance to go,” Rex Ryan said.
Coming off a 71-yard, one-touchdown performance in which his 19 carries was a career high, Powell has been a key cog in the return of the team’s ground game. He accounted for all seven plays of the Jets game-winning fourth quarter drive, gaining all 31 yards before pounding the final four yards up the middle for the score.
One of the surprises on offense this season, Powell’s emergence has Jets fans conjuring up memories of their run-first offense of yesteryear. Over the past four games the Jets have run the ball 155 times for 586 yards or 146.5 yards per game. The result has been three wins and re-birth in the playoff hunt.
In those four games the Louisville product has accounted for 54 rushes for 218 yards and four touchdowns, seeing his role increase by the week and earning a near 50/50 split in carries with starter Shonn Greene.