Zach Wilson already back, walking around Jets’ facility

Zach Wilson was back at the Jets’ facility in Florham Park on Thursday after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to fix a meniscus tear on Tuesday in Los Angeles, coach Robert Saleh said following practice.

“He’s already walking,” Saleh said. “He’s in really good spirits and he’s chomping at the bit to get to rehab.”

Though Saleh could not provide an updated timetable, and the clock is ticking if Wilson is to play in the season opener on Sept. 11 against the Ravens, it is certainly a positive update for an injury that initially looked as though it could end Wilson’s season.

Wilson went down last Friday during the Jets’ preseason opener against the Eagles. Because the injury was non-contact, it was easy to assume the worst in the initial hours, but it turns out Wilson should be back relatively soon, with the initial timetable being 2-4 weeks.

“It’s really gonna dictate on how he feels and when he’s ready to go,” Saleh said. “We’re gonna make sure that we do right by him in terms of making sure that he’s 100 percent healthy. Whenever that is, that’s when he’ll hit the field.”

Zach Wilson
Zach Wilson
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