The string of bad lucks for former Kentucky athletes continues.
Last night, New York Jets linebacker Avery Williamson fell late in the second quarter of the team’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons with an apparent knee injury.
And this afternoon, it was announced that the injury was, in fact, a torn ACL for the former Wildcat.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was the first to break the news.
#Jets starting ILB Avery Williamson suffered a torn ACL, source said. He had his MRI today and is out for the season. Terrible preseason injury.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 16, 2019
Williamson, who is going into his sixth year in the NFL and his second with the Jets, was seen as one of the leaders of the entire team and served as the defense’s lead playcaller.
Last year, Williamson managed 120 total tackles (80 solo), three sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception in the first year of his three-year, $22.5 million contract with the franchise.
Now, the 27-year-old linebacker will miss the entire year.