Damien Woody says he sprained MCL

Updated: November 21, 2010, 9:57 PM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets right tackle Damien Woody left Sunday's 30-27 win over the Texans late in the first quarter with a right knee injury. He didn't return and said after the game that he suffered a sprained right MCL, but would likely undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the exact extent of the injury.

Woody was also unsure if he'd be available for Thursday night's home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Woody went down after Texans defensive end Mark Anderson rolled over his leg. Woody was protecting Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez on a 3rd and 8 from the Jets' 21 with under two minutes to go in the opening quarter.

He was engaged in a block of Texans defensive end Mario Williams on the play and didn't seem to see Anderson.

Woody was on the ground for several minutes and was attended to by the Jets training staff before he left the field on his own accord.

Woody was replaced by Wayne Hunter, who allowed two sacks to Williams.

The Jets have had a run of great health on the offensive line. They had the same starters for every game in 2008 and 2009 and the same five linemen have started every game this season.

Woody, a 13-year veteran, was listed with a knee injury this week on the team injury report. It was unclear when Woody suffered the injury. He participated in practice all week.

Ian Begley is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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