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Matt Judon 'praying' for Zach Wilson after causing Jets QB's injury

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The New England Patriots have made life miserable for Zach Wilson this season, but after Sunday's injury, they're wishing the rookie quarterback a speedy recovery.

Wilson injured his right knee early in the second quarter of Sunday's Patriots-Jets matchup when edge rusher Matt Judon tackled the young QB right after he attempted a pass.

Wilson appeared to injure his PCL and said he heard a "pop" after the game. He'll have an MRI on the knee Monday, but it sounds like he'll miss some time.

UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 25, 10:10 a.m. ET): Wilson is expected to miss two to four weeks with a PCL sprain, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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A few hours after the Patriots' 54-13 win Sunday, Judon reached out to Wilson on Twitter to send his well wishes.

That's a classy gesture by Judon, who caused Wilson's injury by landing on the QB's leg but had no malicious intent with his hit.

"(Judon) kind of fell on it with all his weight," Wilson said after Sunday's game. "It kind of felt like it twisted and heard a pop in there. Obviously thinking of the worst scenario in my head, which sucks. But making sure it's going to be all right, hopefully."

Wilson had completed 6 of 10 passes for 51 yards before his injury, which was an improvement from his disastrous first performance against New England. The No. 2 overall pick threw zero touchdown passes and four interceptions in the Jets' 25-6 loss to the Patriots in Week 2.

 

The Patriots won't see Wilson again this season, but the BYU product has plenty of potential if the Jets can keep him upright, so hopefully his absence isn't too lengthy.