Jets Curtis Martin undergoing MRI on his injured knee

By John Onan  |   Tuesday, September 20, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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New York Jets running back Curtis Martin, who was injured his right knee in the first quarter of the team's 17-7 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, will undergo an MRI today and his status for this week is uncertain. Once the results of the examination come back, the team will determine when he can return to the field.

Martin was tackled by Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas on a second and goal play during the Jets first drive of the game, but the NFL's leading rusher in 2004 stayed in the game and had 72 yards on 31 carries. He has missed only four games in his 11-year career, and is considered one of the most durable running backs in the game. He has run for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first ten seasons in the league.

If he is unable to play or is limited against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Derrick Blaylock would step into the starting lineup. Blaylock, who came over from the Kansas City Chiefs during the off season, filled in some for Priest Holmes and gained 539 yards while scoring eight touchdowns in 2004.

The New York Jets are also banged up at fullback, where Jerald Sowell and B.J. Askew also came out of the Dolphins game nursing sprained ankles.
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