How will Petty’s injury respond to hits? Dan Leberfeld

Florham Park – Bryce Petty took a wicked hit last week against Miami, a Cameron Wake-Ndamukong Suh sandwich.

It forced Petty out of the Jets-Dolphins game with an upper body contusion.

But he’s expected to play on Saturday in the Jets-Patriots game.

However, Jets coach Todd Bowles said something earlier this week which makes you wonder if he will play the entire game.

“I don’t think there will be any side effects unless you get hit again,” Bowles said.

And there is no hitting in practice, so it’s hard to determine how Petty will hold up after a hit or two.

And the Jets will be playing a patchwork offensive line against a talented New England defensive line.

Four of the five original Jets’ offensive line starters are out due to injuries.

There is a chance Petty is going to take a hit in this game.

So based on Bowles premise, there could be “side effects.”

For Petty’s sake hopefully there are no side effects (as a writer, I never want any player I cover to get hurt), but it will be interesting to see how his back/rib/lung, whatever he’s dealing with, responds to a few hits.

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