New York Jets star tight end Jace Amaro has a torn labrum (left shoulder) and will undergo surgery.
The JETS have placed him on season ending injured reserve.
The injury occurred in the Jets’ preseason opener against Detroit and was initially touted by the team as a mere sprain. However, as time passed coach Bowles stated listing Amaro as a week to week prospect for his offense.
Amaro finished the 2014 season with 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie, speculation ran high as to his second year leap.
The team and fans alike were hoping for a breakout season in 2015 from the former Texas Tech Standout.
The JETS have been quite about his injury while at the same time bringing in several New tight ends to training camp.
Based on the tight end blocking performance of last season, the addition of Kellen Davis seemed prudent. Now if he can just get over the penalties.
Currently the JETS are left with last year’s starter Jeff Cumberland, Kellen Davis, Arthur Lynch and Wes Saxton on the 75-man roster.
The final 53-man roster for the regular season is due by 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th.
New York born and bred, James is a decades long New York Jets Fan and writer dating back to their Superbowl days. A frequent guest on sports talk shows and a former U.S. Marine.