Jets LB C.J. Mosley Hoping to Play Again in 2019

C.J. Mosley with the Ravens. Photo by Mike Buscher/CSM/Shutterstock

New York Jets’ big offseason acquisition C.J. Mosley didn’t have a chance to prove his worth this season, as he missed all but two games in 2019 due to groin injury. Still, Mosley hopes that he will have a chance to change this before the end of the year.

Mosley recently discussed his rehab process with ESPN, saying that he recently underwent a procedure of injecting platelet-rich plasma in order to heal faster and get back on the field this season. According to the 27-year-old linebacker, if this treatment doesn’t work, he will have to get a season-ending surgery.

“I’m trying to do everything I can to avoid surgery and play,” – said Mosley. “Worst-case scenario: I’ll have to get surgery if next week doesn’t go well.”

“If I can do anything to avoid ending my season, I’m going to try it,” – he added. “That’s really the main reason why I got the shot. I have a 50-50 chance. I’d rather do that than cut my body open. That was the thinking on that.”

C.J. Mosley started his stint with Jets by recorded six tackles, one interception and one touchdown in less than three-quarters of Week 1 game against Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately, he also picked up an injury in the same game, having to sit out for five weeks.

Mosley returned in Week 7 against New England Patriots, recording three tackles before aggravating the injury and leaving the field. Initially, the Jets projected he could be out for six weeks, but that doesn’t seem like a realistic timeline at the moment. Given the team is out of playoff picture, they may end up deciding to keep him sidelined for the rest of the year.