After receiver Santonio Holmes suffered a foot injury Sunday in the Jets' 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, New York now faces losing him for the rest of the season.
Holmes underwent an MRI Monday morning on his foot, and while the Jets have not made an official announcement, according to the New York Daily News Holmes may miss the rest of the 2012 season. There is no word on what specific injury Holmes sustained.
This is the second major injury for the Jets this season after learning last week that star cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a season-ending ACL injury.
The 23rd-ranked Jets’ offense has been anemic following their season opener blowout win over the Buffalo Bills, and losing Holmes should make things worse. New York will likely rely on young wideouts Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerely, with Holmes sidelined.
The Jets could turn to the free-agent market, but the possible reinforcements do not seem to fit in the club's plans. Veterans Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, and Plaxico Burress are available, but each would bring their own set of baggage to a Jets team in need of less drama on and off the field.