New York Jets second-year offensive lineman Mekhi Becton left practice today and is being evaluated for a concussion, the team announced.
Becton, the Jets’ 2020 first-round pick out of Louisville, exited this morning’s joint session with the Philadelphia Eagles and began vomiting, according to beat writer Connor Hughes. The mammoth tackle would later go inside with a member of the training staff.
Jets first-year head coach Robert Saleh confirmed moments ago that Becton is being checked for a head injury.
Saleh said Becton is being checked for a concussion
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 24, 2021
As a rookie, Becton flashed immense potential as a blindside protector and in the run game. Only a shoulder injury slowed him down, keeping him out of two games.
Earlier this summer, Becton was held out of minicamp due to plantar fascitis. You can bet the Jets will be careful with the 22-year-old’s health moving forward, particularly if he did suffer a concussion today.
With a rookie set to start at quarterback, New York can ill afford to lose its left tackle for an extended period of time. As it stands, the Jets are already dealing with the loss of free agent pass rushing acquisition Carl Lawson, who is out for the year after tearing his Achilles last week.
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