FILE – This Friday, May 7, 2021 file photo, Elijah Moore is training for the second round of the New York Jets draft during the NFL Football Rookie Camp in Florham Park, New Jersey Wednesday July 21, 2021.
DENNIS WASZAK Jr AP Pro Football Writer
FLORHAM PARK, NJ (AP) – Elijah Moore, New York Jets rookie wide receiver, left practice Thursday with a quadriceps injury and was scheduled to have an MRI.
Coach Robert Saleh said depending on how the Tests come back, Moore could miss the team’s season opener against the Giants on Saturday night.
“I’m trying to get a feel for it,” said Saleh. “I’m an optimist so I never worry until I worry. So we know more (later Thursday). “
Moore was one of the standout training camps for the Jets, the former Mississippi star in the second round with the 34th. He did 1-on-1 drills and then went off the field with a trainer before heading inside for the day .
Moore routinely played highlight games during practice and was already comfortable on Mike LaFleur’s offense while building a quick relationship with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.
Saleh did not worry that if Moore missed a little time, he would lag behind in his progress.
“They already know that if it is something, small or not, he will attack everything and make sure he does everything he can to get it back to 100 percent,” Saleh said. “So this part is the furthest from our worries.”