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NFL: Zach Wilson could be the first game

Quarterback Zach Wilson has gone under the knife, but could still be in the New York Jets roster for their first game of the 2022 season.

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On Tuesday, the ESPN network learned that the 23-year-old athlete underwent arthroscopy to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The doctor who performed the operation did not find any other damage, which could allow the pivot to be in his position next September 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Wilson was injured in last Friday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

It also looks like the Jets won’t be taking any chances with the health of their 2021 first-round pick (second overall) and will only use him if he’s 100 percent. If not, they will trust veteran Joe Flacco against the Ravens.

Last year, in his first NFL campaign, Wilson completed 55.6% of the passes he attempted for 2,334 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had 11 interceptions in 13 games.

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