Mekhi Becton, the offensive tackle the New York Jets, on Monday suffered an injury during practice, as per reporters on the scene. The 23-year-old is expected to get an MRI soon. 

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Becton was the No. 11 overall pick in 2020. He missed 18 games in his first two seasons because of injury. The Jets don’t have much depth behind their starters, which makes the offensive tackle a key player in the roster. 

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Becton suffered the injury on the second day of team drills. As per CBS, he fell to the ground and grabbed at his leg before trying to get up. 

Reporters state that Mekhi Becton might have suffered an injury to his surgically repaired right knee. He needed help from the training staff to get to his feet and off the field. The lineman then removed his pads and went slowly to the locker room. He did not practice for the rest of the day. 

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Becton had missed the final 16 games of last season after a Week 1 knee injury against the Carolina Panthers that required surgery.

Following practice on Monday, the New York Jets coach Robert Saleh told reporters that Becton will get an MRI on his knee. As per CBS, the injury is not significant. Saleh noted that the preliminary tests suggested the knee was “stable.”

Robert Saleh further dismissed the rumours that Becton’s injury means that the team needs to find more depth at offensive tackle. Former Pro-Bowler Duane Brown had recently paid a free agent visit with the club. 

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George Fant, who took over at left tackle when Becton was hurt in the season opener last year, will remain at that spot.

“It don’t really matter to me,” a noticeably slimmed-down Becton said. “I’ve just got to change my technique up. As long as I’m on the field, it don’t really matter to me. I just know I’ve got to do it different. Different things on the right side than I’ve got to do on the left, so it’s a work in progress.”