Both the Daily News and Newsday have reported in their Training Camp blogs (both of which I recommend highly) that Danny Woodhead, the former running back from Div III Chadron State suffered a severe knee injury in yesterday’s practice and was waived/injured. “It’s not looking good for him,” Mangini said two hours before Woodhead was waived. “He’s not going to be back anytime soon.”
Given the Jets follow the Pats ‘Tell them NOTHINK’ form of injury responses, that is a really telling blurb from Mangini. I loved Woodhead and pulled hard for him to land somewhere during – and then after – the NFL Draft. I was very happy my beloved Jets landed him and figured he could take some work off Leon Washington’s shoulders for kick returning. He could stick on Special Teams, then get his shot as a change of pace or scatback a few years from now and it would be a great story.
A knee injury – and mind you we have few details -to a guy like this could be devestating. Maybe he can come back and it isn’t that serious. Either way, I hope Woodhead gets another shot either with the Jets or elsewhere. Kid has a ton of heart.