Jets RB Bilal Powell expected to ‘recover fully’ from neck injury

Jets running back Bilal Powell did not sustain a career-threatening neck injury.

Powell was placed on injured reserved Wednesday, and New York head coach Todd Bowles told reporters it was because he suffered a neck injury that required surgery.

Bowles said the injury may be career-threatening, but corrected himself Thursday saying he misunderstood the diagnosis.

“It was just a misunderstanding of things,” Bowles said, via the New York Post. “He’s expected to recover fully.”

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Powell rushed for 343 yards on 80 carries this season with no touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 110 yards with a score.

The 29-year-old has spent all eight of his seasons with the Jets. He was drafted by New York in the fourth round in 2011.

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