Saturday update: The Jets have placed Michael Carter on injured reserve. He will have to miss a minimum of three games before he is allowed back on the 53-man roster.
New York Jets rookie running back Michael Carter is expected to miss 2-3 weeks due to a high ankle sprain, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday afternoon. Carter was forced to leave Week 11’s 24-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Carter finished with 63 yards on 9 carries. That led the Jets’ backfield for the game, so with Carter out, the Jets will be looking for a new lead back.
With Carter sidelined, the Jets will likely have to lean on veteran RB Tevin Coleman. He had 5 carries for 16 yards against the Dolphins. Fellow rookie Ty Johnson should also be involved as a change-of-pace back and passing-catcher out of the backfield with Carter out. Nick Bawden is also a candidate to be promoted off the practice squad and serve as the third back on the roster. Coleman and Johnson will be trendy waiver wire pickups in fantasy football heading into Week 12 and the Thanksgiving slate.