Jets Place Woody On Injured Reserve

Jets place OT Woody on IR

      FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – The New York Jets have placed starting
right tackle Damien Woody on injured reserve with a left Achilles'
tendon injury.
      Woody returned from a right knee problem to play all but the
final three plays of last weekend's wild-card win at Indianapolis.
He hurt the Achilles' tendon on the final drive and was replaced by
Wayne Hunter, who will start Sunday at New England in the
divisional round.
      Hunter started the last three games of the regular season while
Woody was sidelined with the knee injury.
      Jets coach Rex Ryan says he expects Woody to undergo surgery and
calls the loss of the 12-year veteran “tough, because he worked
his tail off to get back.”
      
      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)