New York Jets' Antonio Allen could be out for the whole season after injuring himself at practice yesterday.
The safety has apparently tore his Achilles tendon on the final play of Thursday's practice, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. He will be having a MRI scan on it later today.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, the injury occurred after Allen came out of his stance awkwardly and went straight to the ground. It was not the result of contact from any other player on the field.
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He tried to get back up but he was unable to and had to be carried off the practice field. Newly appointed Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles confirmed he had injured his Achilles, but we have no further information yet of the extent of the injury. If it is torn, the safety would miss the rest of the season.
Since being drafted by the Jets in the seventh round of the 2012 Draft, Allen has achieved 110 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble from 38 games and 18 starts.
Allen is also entering the final year of his contract with the team. If this injury turns out to be a tear, it could spell the end of his time with the Jets.
He is a key player for the Jets because of his diversity, he is able to play corner, safety, and special teams. If he isn't present on the field to prove himself though, his place in the team will be at risk.