Jets LB Coples will play vs. Bills

Linebacker Quinton Coples will make his regular-season debut for

the New York Jets on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, a month

after having surgery on a fractured ankle.

Coples, listed as probable on the team’s injury report Friday,

hurt his right ankle against Jacksonville on Aug. 17 and had

surgery to repair a hairline fracture three days later.

He was originally listed as being out indefinitely, but Coples

practiced for the first time Wednesday, and the ankle responded

well this week. Coach Rex Ryan says the fact Coples is already

ready to play – even in a limited role – is ”probably a story in

itself.”

The only player listed as out for the Jets is rookie offensive

tackle Oday Aboushi, who Ryan said dislocated a knee in practice

Thursday.

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