Greene hurt in Jets’ game at Denver

The New York Jets’ banged-up backfield took another hit when

starting tailback Shonn Greene injured his ribs in the first

quarter at Denver on Thursday night.

The Jets said his return was questionable.

Greene was hurt with 3:24 left in the first quarter after

catching a 4-yard screen pass from Mark Sanchez. Greene walked off

on his own after staying down for a minute and was replaced by Joe

McKnight.

The Jets already were without running back LaDainian Tomlinson,

who sprained his left knee on Sunday against New England and was

deactivated against the Broncos. With Tomlinson out, rookie Bilal

Powell was activated for the first time this season.