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No surgery for Abe

By Sean M. Deegan
Publisher, Jets Insider.com
September 18th, 2003
After second and third opinions, the Jets have decided against surgery for CB Donnie Abraham’s fractured right shoulder. After second and third opinions, the Jets have decided against surgery for CB Donnie Abraham’s fractured right shoulder.

The healing period will still likely be at least eight weeks, but after re-evaluating the injury, the Jets team doctors thought natural healing was the better option. Abraham was at practice today in a sling.

LB Jason Glenn (ankle) and WR Wayne Chrebet (knee) both sat out of practice today for the second straight day. Glenn is listed ad questionable and may not play, while Chrebet is listed as probable and likely will play. If Glenn sits, LB Khary Campbell moves up on the depth chart. RB Lamont Jordan (ankle) is also on the injury list but he practiced today and will play Sunday.

The Patriots are dinged at LB with two of their starters out and the Jets are shedding no tears. LB Ted Johnson (foot) who has had many big days against the Jets is out and newly acquired LB Roosevelt Colvin (hip) won’t play either. LB’s Willie McGinest and Tedy Bruschi will fill the void. Also, with the Pats being so thin at the position, don’t be surprised if you see rookie Dan “Baby” Klecko in the game a few plays at LB. Klecko, a Patriots third round pick this spring and son of former Jets legend Joe Klecko, was switched from DT to LB due to his lack of prototypical DT size. By the way, try not to puke on Sunday if they pan the crowd and you see Dad Joe Klecko in Patriots gear.

Other Patriots players on the injury list, all listed as questionable, are S Je’Rod Cherry, G Mike Compton, WR David Givens, FB Fred McCrary and CB Asante Samuel.

The Jets made a minor roster move today by releasing rookie RB Jonathan Reese from the practice squad and signing CB Leonard Myers.

Myers, a three year player out of the University of Miami who spent his first two seasons with the New England Patriots. The 5-10, 196-pound cornerback is a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and was a sixth round selection (200th overall) of the Patriots in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Reese, who originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent from Columbia University on April 26, 2002, participated in his second training camp with the Jets this summer. The 6-1, 220-pound running back was waived at the end of training camp and re-signed to the practice squad on September 1.

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