NFL notebook: Jets’ Holmes out for season with foot injury
By The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 8:24 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Things just got a lot tougher for the struggling New York Jets.
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss the rest of this season with an injured left foot, leaving the Jets without their top offensive playmaker. The team announced Wednesday that Holmes will require surgery and was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
“Obviously, that's a big loss for us,” coach Rex Ryan said. “Santonio's one of the top receivers in the game, and it is a big loss.”
And, that's quite the understatement.
The news came just over a week after star cornerback Darrelle Revis was likely lost for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee — although the Jets haven't placed him on IR yet, in case, Ryan said, he recovers in time to play in the Super Bowl.
But that leaves the Jets (2-2) without their best players on defense and offense as they try to return to the playoffs this year after missing out last season.
Holmes, who played for the Steelers from 2006-09, leads the Jets with 20 catches for 272 yards and a touchdown this season.
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