Gameday elevation off Practice Squad carted off after second-half field goal
After Falcons’ kicker Younghoe Koo nailed a 42-yard field goal 11:22 into the second half, Winfrey needed medical attention on the field and was down for a few minutes. He was subsequently carted off and appeared to have a compression boot on his right foot. The Jets trailed, 13-8, at the time of his exit.
#Jets HC Robert Saleh seemed distraught talking about the injury to DL Perrion Winfrey:
‘Perrion is probably done. He’s dealing with a foot. That one is pretty bad, really bad’
Prayers out to that young man 🙏🏾
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) December 3, 2023
The team officially tabbed the defensive tackle as doubtful to return with a foot injury. He remained out the rest of the way.
“Perrion’s probably done [for the season],” said head coach Robert Saleh after the loss. “That one’s pretty bad, really bad.”
Winfrey was making his Jets’ debut as a gameday elevation off the Practice Squad. He originally joined the organization on November 7.
The 23-year-old Winfrey, a 2022 fourth-round draft pick, made 13 appearances for the Cleveland Browns as a rookie. The interior lineman recorded 22 tackles, two pass deflections and two quarterback hits.
Perrion Winfrey was very emotional while being carted off the field pic.twitter.com/KeFA2FgxRO
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 3, 2023
The Browns waived Winfrey in July amidst personal legal issues. He is one of four defensive tackles active for the Week 13 non-conference matchup.
The Jets lost veteran tight end C.J. Uzomah to a knee injury on their second offensive snap against the Falcons.