Zach Wilson

After suffering a scary non-contact injury during Friday night’s preseason opener, it looks like New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson did not suffer a season-ending injury and could possibly even return to the team in time for the regular season opener.

During the second series of Friday night’s preseason matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, Wilson suffered an apparent knee injury that sent him to the locker room for further evaluation. But according to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Wilson will only miss 2-4 weeks.

An MRI on Saturday morning confirmed that Wilson did not suffer ligament damage. The Jets quarterback has a bone bruise and a meniscus tear and is expected to undergo surgery, but Wilson’s meniscus does not require a full repair, only a trim, Costello reports.

Wilson will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery to determine whether he will miss closer to two weeks or four weeks, according to Costello. In either case, there’s a chance Wilson will be available to play in the Jets’ regular season opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 11.

The positive injury update drew several reactions from the NFL world, many of whom initially feared the worst for Wilson.

The injury update is a bit of good news for many Jets and NFL fans who feared the worst for the second-year quarterback as went back to the locker room.

[Brian Costello]