Jets coach Robert Saleh admits RB Breece Hall suffered potential ACL injury vs Broncos

The New York Jets had a good start to this season and all eyes were set on the rookie star, Breece Hall, for obvious reasons. He established himself as one of the most dynamic rookies in the history of the team in six-plus games, and he became the first Jets player since 2009 to record a running touchdown in four consecutive games.

The Jets were under good radar until Hall was injured in the second quarter of the Week 7 matchup with the Broncos, and he was ruled out almost immediately with an injury. Hall’s 62-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, which he completed at a top speed of 21.87 mph, destroyed the Denver defense. On his second run following the touchdown, he was tackled by a bunch of players in front of the Jets’ sideline and landed awkwardly.

Things are not looking good for this 21-year-old star. The initial diagnosis for Hall was “not good,” as per Jets head coach Robert Saleh, and it’s likely that he tore his ACL. “He’s a heck of a football player,” Saleh said. “When you lose great football players, it’s not good.”

With Hall on the shelf, the Jets turn to Michael Carter, their 2021 fourth-round pick, and Ty Johnson to fill out the running back room. Even so, the second-round draft pick out of Iowa State whose speed gave the offense a new dimension, will be challenging to replace. In the last four games, the Jets have relied more on the run, with Hall taking center stage.

The 21-year-old is likely to miss the rest of the ongoing season. The team and the fans will definitely miss his enigmatic presence on the field as well. But there is nothing anyone can do about it except hoping for his speedy recovery. 

Sayma Yeasmin

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