New York Jets' Marcus Williams has sprained knee ligament, day to day
NEW YORK — New York Jets cornerback Marcus Williams has a sprained knee ligament that could keep him out against the Giants next Sunday.
Coach Todd Bowles confirmed Monday during a conference call that Williams injured the medial collateral ligament in one of his knees and is "day to day."
"We'll see what kind of progress he makes during the week," said Bowles, who didn't rule out Williams being ready in time to play.
Williams started Sunday in the Jets' 38-20 win over Miami in place of Darrelle Revis, who is still going through the NFL's concussion protocol. Bowles says Revis has made "slight progress," but it's too early to tell if he'll be available.
Revis needs to be cleared for physical activities before he can practice or play.
"I thought he did a little bit today, but not sure how much, though," Bowles said.
If Revis can't play Sunday, it would eliminate a potential showdown with the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr., an elite cornerback-wide receiver matchup that fans have been waiting for since the schedule came out.
Williams would likely get the call, if healthy. But if neither can play, Bowles could be forced to use a combination of Buster Skrine, Darrin Walls, Dexter McDougle and Dee Milliner opposite Antonio Cromartie.
"We've got enough guys to fill in and play," Bowles said.
Williams was injured when he returned an interception, his team-leading fifth of the season, in the first quarter against the Dolphins.
Linebacker Calvin Pace has a strained abdominal muscle and Bowles said he's day to day.