Quinnen Williams’ foot surgery not worrying Jets’ Robert Saleh

It’s only May, but Jets coach Robert Saleh is already dealing with an injury to a key player.

Quinnen Williams broke a bone in his foot last week, but Saleh sounded encouraged and said he expects the defensive lineman to be ready to practice when training camp arrives. Williams had surgery on his foot Thursday and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks.

“From everything that I’ve gathered, his surgery went well. Everything was a success,” Saleh said. “We’re expecting him back, I believe, for training camp. We’re excited to work with him. He’s a tremendous young man. He’s in high spirits. We’re excited to get him back.”

Saleh said the bone break was something that happened from wear and tear and was inevitable, so the Jets felt lucky it happened in the spring.

“It could have been worse,” Saleh said. “Those types of injuries are injuries … it was something that was eventually going to happen. For it to happen now so they can get it fixed and he can be ready for training camp rather than it happening in training camp and now he’s missing half the season. The timing of it all was good. You never want to see a young man get hurt, especially in a first year where we’re trying to get him to understand how we play, especially up front which will be different for him. The fact that he’ll be ready for training camp…

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