The New York Jets linebacker David Harris skipped Tuesday’s practice because of his sprained right ankle, making it more unlikely that he would put on Jets jersey to play this Sunday’s playoff against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Harris is the Jets’ leading tackler and it would be a huge loss to the NFL’s top-ranked defense if he can’t play. He injured the ankle during the first half of the regular-season finale against the Bengals on Sunday, and watched from the sideline in the second half. Harris wasn’t in the locker room during media availability.
Jets Coach Rex Ryan wouldn’t specify whether it was a high ankle sprain and wasn’t sure if Harris would practice Wednesday, saying that the team will give Harris as much time as he needs. Good news is that Ryan Fowler, Harris’ replacement, is recovering well from a head injury and took part in practice on a limited basis Tuesday.