Darrelle Revis was forced to leave the field during the fourth quarter of the Jets' 48-28 win over the Bills yesterday. While lying prone after a tackle attempt, Revis got inadvertently booted in the helmet by teammate Bart Scott and came up feeling a little woozy. Revis didn't return but was reportedly fine and uninjured following the game.
As almost always seems to be the case with these things, Revis isn't totally okay. Tests done this morning revealed what the Jets are calling a "mild concussion." That's not really a thing anymore, though. Sports organizations are much more attuned to the lasting effects of concussions and the extended care necessary to treat them. Thus, as Rex Ryan announced today, the Jets will "err on the side of caution." Revis probably won't see much activity this week, and he could very well miss next Sunday's game against the Steelers, if not more. He's eligible to return if testing permits, but it wouldn't be surprising for the Jets to let him sit either way. Concussions, as we've learned many times over, are not to be trifled with, and teams have become accordingly prudent.
Meanwhile, if Revis does sit, Ryan expects Kyle Wilson to start in his place in Pittsburgh. We'll surely know more as the day approaches.