New York Jets QB Zach Wilson knocked out of game with knee injury

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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson left Sunday's 54-13 loss to the New England Patriots after sustaining a knee injury in the second quarter.

Wilson was hit by Patriots outside linebacker Matthew Judon after a pass attempt and remained on the ground before being helped off by trainers and undergoing evaluation in the medical tent.

He was initially listed as questionable to return but later ruled out for the remainder of the game.

The rookie was replaced by Mike White, a fourth-year veteran who had never attempted an NFL pass. On his first attempt after coming in for Wilson, White completed a 3-yard touchdown to Jets wide receiver Corey Davis.

White finished with 202 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions on 20-of-32 passing.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) looks to hand off the ball during the first half of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) looks to hand off the ball during the first half of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

Wilson is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday to reveal the extent of the damage to his knee, but Jets coach Robert Saleh was optimistic that the quarterback had avoided a serious injury.

"Initially we feel good," Saleh said in a postgame news conference. "But you never know."

Wilson said he heard a pop when he injured the knee.

"We're not sure yet," said Wilson of the extent of the injury. "We're hoping to get more details tomorrow when we get the MRI."

Wilson, the No. 2 overall selection in this year's NFL draft out of BYU, completed 6 of 10 passes for 51 yards before exiting the contest.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Zach Wilson injury: New York Jets QB leaves game with knee ailment

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