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Jets hope Wilkerson doesn’t have high ankle sprain

New York Jets v New Engalnd Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets leaves the game in the second half during a game with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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The Jets lost both the game and, possibly, the man who guaranteed they would win it. (Without, of course, guaranteeing it.)

Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson exited Thursday night’s loss with an apparent ankle injury. After the game, Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed the situation, and expressed concern regarding the potential type of sprain Wilkerson may have.

“It is an ankle, I believe,” Ryan told reporters, via quotes distributed by the team. “So we will see how he is. Hopefully it is not a high ankle [sprain] because those are rough. But I am hoping that it’s not, but I am not sure yet.”

Wilkerson was willing to make no guarantees about his health. Or to pretty much say anything about it.

“For the details you have to ask coach Rex Ryan,” Wilkerson said.

Wilkerson may use the same response the next time he’s asked whether the Jets are going to win a game they’re favored to lose.