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Elijah Moore suffers quad injury at practice, might not play against Giants

The Jets rookie wide receiver might not make his preseason debut on Saturday against the Giants.

Elijah Moore #8 of the New York Jets speaks with the media at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on July 30, 2021 in Florham Park, New Jersey. Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters on Thursday afternoon rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore is being evaluated for a quad injury and is getting an MRI, per Connor Hughes of The Athletic. Saleh added that there’s a chance the rookie wideout does not play in the team’s preseason opener on Saturday against the New York Giants.

New York is hoping that Moore’s quad injury is not too serious as he’s been a standout star at camp and developing a chemistry with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. The former Ole Miss standout is a part of Jets’ wide receiver core that could use an explosive playmaker to pair next to veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder and second-year wideout Denzel Mims, who missed most of the Jets’ offseason program reportedly due to food poisoning. Moore has +2500 odds to win Offensive Rookie of the Year this season, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.