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MRI reveals more serious knee injury to New York Jets' Mekhi Becton than initially thought, source says

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- An MRI exam of Mekhi Becton's right knee revealed a more serious injury than initially anticipated, a source told ESPN on Monday night, raising fear that the New York Jets' starting right tackle could be sidelined indefinitely.

The 2020 first-round draft pick injured the same knee that required season-ending surgery in September, but this was described as a "different" injury, the source said. Becton will have additional tests on Tuesday to determine a diagnosis, but the Jets' concern level was elevated after receiving the MRI results. One source said the assumption is that Becton, 23, will miss significant time.