The New York Jets suffered their first major injury of the 2011 season, when it was released today that backup lineman Robert Turner has a broken leg and could be out up to 2 months. Turner is a key backup for the Jets, as he is their top backup at center and guard, along with being a big part of their Jumbo packages as an extra tight end. The injury leaves Vladimir Ducasse as the Jets top backup along the offensive line, a scary thought for any body who watched the Jets pre-season opener.
Mike Tannenbaum needs to act immediately to fill this void and I wouldn’t be surprised if they moved to add a veteran like Shaun O’Hara, Leonard Davis, or Jonathan Stinchcomb by the end of the week. Many people will likely suggest giving Damien Woody a call but I highly doubt he would be comfortable coming back as a backup after being the team’s starting right tackle the past three years.
In some good news for the offensive line, Nick Mangold and Brandon Moore are both supposed to return to the practice field today. However, that doesn’t lower the need for the Jets front office to quickly improve their depth.