The New York Jets witnessed a troubling development at training camp this Monday morning. Mekhi Becton, the team's 2020 first-round pick and expected starting right tackle, exited practice "limping badly."
Becton reportedly suffered an injury during the second play of practice. He appeared to be favoring his right knee, which was previously surgically repaired.
The former Louisville star and then first-round pick is expected to undergo an MRI to determine the severity, if any, of the injury.
"On the second play of practice, Mekhi Becton suffers apparent injury to surgically repaired right knee and limps off to the locker room. He’s limping badly. #Jets," said Rich Cimini.
Mekhi Becton reportedly knew he was injured right away and took his pads off almost immediately; not the best sign from the third-year offensive tackle.
"Mekhi Becton hurt on a run play. Limping off the field and immediately takes his pads off," added Ethan Greenberg.
Let's hope this is nothing serious. The Jets are expecting big things out of Becton this upcoming season.
New York begins the 2022 season on Sept. 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.