Dustin Keller leaves with injured hamstring for Jets
New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller left Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers with a hamstring, the team announced. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported he won't return.
Team doctors examined Keller after he was seen grabbing his hamstring following a 24-yard reception from quarterback Mark Sanchez on the team's opening drive.
People point to Santonio Holmes as Sanchez's most reliable weapon, but Keller's 65 receptions led the team last season. The Jets won't take any chances putting him back on the field before the regular season.
UPDATE: More bad luck for the Jets. Reserve tight end Josh Baker went down clutching his right knee midway through the second quarter. Baker was injured attempting to haul in a Sanchez pass in Carolina's end zone. He was undercut on the play by Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. Trainers helped Baker off the field, leaving the Jets paper-thin at the position.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- On the first day of training camp, Rex Ryan announced wide receiver Santonio Holmes had a hamstring injury. And so does Stephen Hill. Plus Patrick Turner, Royce Pollard, Jeremy Kerley and DeMarcus Ganaway have bad hammies as well.
In fact, a good majority of the wide receivers were nursing some kind of hamstring injury, and Ryan sheepishly joked that it might have been his fault.
"I want to push these guys and thatís exactly what weíve done," Ryan said on the first day of the teamís mandatory minicamp Tuesday. "Obviously, I think Iíve probably pushed the wide out group in particular a little too hard. Now thatís what we call an after-action report and that will certainly be in there."