Reason revealed for Max Mitchell’s NFI designation
On Wednesday, it was announced that New York Jets right tackle Max Mitchell was being placed on the team’s Non-Football Injury (NFI) list and would miss the rest of the season. A reason was not initially provided, but we now know the cause is several blood clots discovered by doctors recently, according to SNY’s Connor Hughes.
Max Mitchell was placed on the NFI because doctors found he had blood clots, sources tell @SNYtv.
He is good & in good spirits. Grateful doctors caught them when they did.
This is not believed to be long-term, career-threatening issue. #Jets
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) December 8, 2022
Mitchell is lucky that doctors caught them now. Blood clots can become life-threatening if left undetected.
Luckily for Mitchell, this is not a long-term condition. Hopefully, Mitchell can bounce back from this issue and return to compete for the starting right tackle position next season.
Teammate Vinny Curry can likely commiserate with Mitchell. Curry developed a blood clot after misunderstanding how long he was supposed to take blood thinners following his diagnosis with a rare blood disorder and the removal of his spleen. Curry missed the entire 2021 season due to the situation.
Mitchell, 23, was drafted by the Jets out of Louisiana with the 111th overall pick in this year’s draft. He played six games for the Jets this season, starting five. In total, Mitchell played 340 offensive snaps this season, all coming at right tackle. He started the Jets’ first three games of the season at right tackle before going on injured reserve with a knee injury, which he had recently returned from in Week 12.
In his final game of the season against the Vikings, Mitchell started the game at right tackle but was replaced in the second quarter by George Fant after struggling to begin the game.
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