Jets lose safety Jim Leonhard to leg injury after collision in practice
Ryan said he is "assuming" that Leonhard, who was carted off the field, suffered a break. "Emotionally, it was a letdown," Ryan said. "I thought we were having our best practice of the year until that point."
The loss is a serious one for the Jets, who will face the New England Patriots on Monday night without one of their defensive leaders. Eric Smith will take over Leonhard's duties and Brodney Pool will be the other starter. Leonhard also returns punts; Kyle Wilson, Jerricho Cotchery and/or Santonio Holmes are the primary replacements there.
"We feel terrible for Jim. We know it's a big loss," Ryan said, "but we'll be ready to move on Monday without him."
| December 3, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
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