New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace will undergo foot surgery on Monday in North Carolina that could sideline him four to six weeks, according to league sources.
Noted foot doctor Robert Anderson will perform the surgery on Pace, who was injured Friday night. The Jets will not want to make any final determinations on Pace's availability until after the surgery. But the preliminary prognosis of Pace's injury is that he will miss four to six weeks.
Jets coach Rex Ryan had said Pace could miss a few weeks and a New York Daily News report said Pace would miss six weeks with a broken foot.
But the Jets want to wait to see what Anderson thinks before making any definitive declarations on Pace's status.
Ryan has said Jason Taylor - signed as a free agent this offseason to be a situational player -will take Pace's outside linebacker spot in the starting lineup.