Jets’ Washington has broken leg, out indefinitely
Washington went down on his only carry of the day when a defender rolled up on his right leg after a 6-yard run. Teammates said the bone broke through the skin, and it was visible on the field. Washington was helped off the field by two trainers and then taken away on a cart.
He was diagnosed with a broken right fibula and underwent surgery immediately after the
“That’s unfortunate,” coach Rex Ryan said. “It’s obviously a severe injury, but hopefully he’ll be joining us sooner than later.”
Washington, who made the Pro Bowl last season as a kick returner, is also New York’s second-leading rusher with 330 yards on 71 carries. He also has 15 catches for 131 yards and takes direct snaps when the team runs out of the seminole formation.
In his absence, rookie
“Anytime we have a game like that, you want to cherish and enjoy it, but it’s kind of hard to do that with Leon’s injury,” Jones said. “I think a lot of the team is devastated. He’s one of my best friends. He’s a great teammate and a great person. From the time he left the game, every couple plays I kept thinking about him. I haven’t stopped thinking about it, and my prayers are going out to his family.”
It’s the second major injury to a key player for the