Darrelle Revis cleared to run without restrictions after MRI comes back clean
The Jets' star cornerback, who could soon be an ex-Jet as trade talks surrounding Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers persist, arrives as the Hospital for Special Surgery wearing a Bulls cap and said, 'I'm all good,' as he entered the Manhattan hospital.
Darrelle Revis is back in New York — for now — and his knee is good to go.
The Jets star cornerback, who could be traded to the Buccaneers any day now, was cleared to run without restrictions by his doctor Monday after an MRI on his surgically repaired left knee came back clean, a source told the Daily News.
Revis arrived for the MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan at 9:25 a.m. Monday wearing a Chicago Bulls baseball cap.
The cornerback said, "I'm all good," before heading into an elevator to for his appointment with Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants’ team doctor, who surgically repaired Revis' left knee on October 16 after the Pro Bowl defensive back tore his ACL on Sept. 23 against the Dolphins.
Asked how the MRI went on their way out of the hospital, Revis' agent Jonathan Feinsod said, "good."
Even before Revis had arrived at the hospital, the Jets' offseason workout program was beginning some 35 miles away in Florham Park, N.J. Revis is expected to head to the Jets' team facility later Monday to join up with the team that he likely won't be playing with during the upcoming season.
Revis would prefer not to be in New York or New Jersey at the moment. The injured superstar had hoped to remain in Arizona, rehabbing at the Fischer Sports in Phoenix where he spent much of the offseason, instead of being under the same roof as GM John Idzik, who is trying to trade him.
But in this circumstance, Revis' contract — and the Jets — held him hostage. The cornerback would forfeit a $1 million roster bonus, a $1 million workout bonus and a $1 million bonus for reporting to training camp should he not complete 80% of the team's offseason workouts. The Jets have held firm on this issue, forcing Revis to come back to the Atlantic Health despite his injury situation and a potential trade.
Revis appears to be making strides in his rehab; last week on NFL Network, he was seen running on a treadmill.