Max Mitchell, NY Jets, Injury, Return, NFI
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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.

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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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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mlesko73
mlesko73
1 month ago

Grateful that they found the issue and that it’s not a long-term problem.
Max was a pleasant surprise and should be part of our future success.
I will get out this info out in other forums.
Thanks for posting