Star cornerback Darrelle Revis tore the ACL in his left knee and will require season-ending surgery, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan announced Monday.
Revis underwent an MRI exam Monday morning, confirming the team's worst fears. Their All-Pro was hurt in the third quarter of Sunday's overtime win over the Miami Dolphins, a non-contact injury that occurred when he was trying to tackle running back Daniel Thomas on a screen pass.
It's a crushing blow to the Jets' defense, which already is off to a slow start. They're ranked 21st in yards allowed.
This is a huge loss to those who own the Jets defense, as Revis weekly took half the field away with his stellar one-on-one coverage.