Jets’ Mike Goodson out for season with torn MCL, ACL

Mike Goodson injured
Mike Goodson was hurt in the second half against the Steelers.
Credit: Getty Images

A struggling Jets offense got worse on Monday morning with the news that running back Mike Goodson is out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.

Goodson returned to the Jets last week after he spent the first four games of the season suspended for this past summer’s arrest on drugs and weapons charges. Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh was his second game back.

His absence is a crippling blow to a ground game that struggled in a 19-6 loss to the Steelers. The running backs accounted for just 75 rushing yards. Goodson had four carries for 29 yards before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with the injury.

Goodson announced the news on Twitter, writing, “MRI Shows that I Tore My MCL and ACL yesterday?….. Not to happy right now But Everything Happens for a reason!”

Head coach Rex Ryan confirmed he is out for the season.

“I think we all saw what we were so excited about, the kind of explosiveness that young man possesses,” Ryan said.

Goodson’s injury comes at a time when the Jets need to establish the ground game, especially after fellow running back Bilal Powell injured his shoulder against the Steelers.

Despite the rough game game against the Steelers, the Jets are still in the top half in the league with the No. 11 rushing offense.

Speculation has linked the Jets to interest in Joe McKnight, who was cut by the team at the tail end of preseason. He signed with the Packers but was also cut. A source close to the team tells Metro that the Jets haven’t reached out to McKnight at this juncture and called such interest “probably a bit unlikely given some off the field concerns.”

Follow Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer on Twitter @KristianRDyer.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated.

National

SpaceX rocket terminated in Texas test flight

A Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket suffered an anomaly shortly after launch on a test flight, triggering its automatic termination system.

Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 22,…

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K and NYC Family Health Walk-a-thon and Pakistan Day Parade and Fair will cause traffic delays and street closures in New York City this weekend. Plan…

International

U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow…

The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday,…

Television

Recap: 'The Knick,' Season 1, Episode 3, 'The…

The third episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" finds Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) meeting an old flame and other characters embracing self-destruction.

Music

Webcast: Watch Polyphonic Spree live on Sunday Aug.…

Polyphonic Spree singer Tim DeLaughter sits with Metro Music Editor Pat Healy for a chat and then the big band performs live. It begins on Sunday at 9:30 pm

Movies

Matthew Weiner on directing 'Are You Here' and…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discusses his movie "Are You Here," his history writing comedy and the tiny movie he directed in 1996 you can't see.

Movies

Michael Chiklis on his football past and 'When…

Michael Chiklis remembers playing football in high school and how that prepped him to play a coach in "When the Game Stands Tall."

NFL

3 things we learned about the Giants in…

The Giants claimed the Snoopy trophy in a battle of MetLife Stadium tenants Friday night. But more importantly, the offense finally showed some life in…

NFL

3 things we learned about the Jets in…

The Jets lost the Snoopy Bowl, 35-24, to the Giants, losing the trophy and local bragging rights.

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

Wellbeing

Asics is giving away free gear around NYC…

Asics wants to see you on the court - and in the stands for the U.S. Open, which begins Monday - by giving away free…

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…