The injury was non-contact in nature, as Wilson was struggling to put full pressure on his right leg after cutting upfield and going to the ground on a seven-yard run.
Jets coach Robert Saleh told reporters that Wilson would undergo an MRI on Saturday. Those results revealed that the quarterback suffered a bone bruise, but no ligament damage, according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic.
Jets beat reporter Brian Costello added that Wilson suffered a torn meniscus in addition to the bone bruise, but is only expected to miss 2-4 weeks after he undergoes a procedure to repair the injury.
The initial test results can give Jets fans a collective sigh of relief. An ACL injury to Wilson would have been a devastating blow to the second-year quarterback, who many are expecting to make a big jump after a strong offseason of preparation.
It sounds like Wilson will miss some time, but at this point, all signs point to the Jets quarterback playing this season, which was not a certainty when he came up limping on Friday night.
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