The New York Jets bounced back from their week one defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals to win in a close divisional rival game against the Buffalo Bills by 37-31.
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Jets' offense was back in action with running back Matt Forte running for over 100 yards, and wide receivers Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall earning over 100 receiving yards, but they did also suffer a scare during the game on Thursday night as well.
Marshall went down during the second quarter with an injury to his left knee. His knee twisted in an awkward fashion after he was brought down via his facemask by Bills' cornerback Stephon Gilmore, leading him to hold it in pain. Many thought he had torn his ACL, and so did the wideout.
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He said after the game according to NFL.com: "I thought it was over. I thought I'd be fishing in my backyard in Florida."
His head coach Todd Bowles and Fitzpatrick believed he was out too. Bowles said: "I thought he was down for the count," while his quarterback added: "It was very scary. It didn't look good ... it was such a relief to see him get back into the huddle."
Marshall only ended up missing a couple of plays before being back in the huddle about 15 minutes later, and he finished the game with six catches for 101 yards. According to the wideout, Gilmore apologized for the facemask tackle after the game, but now we'll have to wait and see how badly it was damaged and if he will miss any time.
On the face of it, his knee is probably is just sore or slightly sprained, meaning he won't miss much or anytime at all, but after the pain he looked like was suffering after the foul on Thursday night, this might not be the case.
Marshall is Superman either way for playing on from what looked like a horrific injury. He is very lucky.
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