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Jets’ Quincy Enunwa looks to return despite career-threatening injury

Quincy Enunwa won’t be back again on the football field this year, but the Jets receiver isn’t giving up hope.

Enunwa hurt his neck in the 2019 opener — he missed the entire 2017 year for the reason that of a neck injuries that necessary surgical procedure — and, on Could five, was placed on the reserve/physically not able to conduct record, ending his hopes for a 2020 return.

Now, he’s trapped waiting around until at least 2021.

“If I’m capable of actively playing, then which is what I’ll do,” he advised ESPN. “If it will come down to the reality that the medical practitioners say I just cannot, there is not considerably I can do. There’s truly practically nothing I can do there, but if I have the potential to [perform], the enthusiasm will normally be there, the want-to will normally be there.

“I imagine, apart from obviously my neck, the actual physical potential will normally be there. It’s truly just about me going for the journey, I guess, for the reason that I’m not in control of that portion any longer.”

Quincy Enunwa
Quincy EnunwaBill Kostroun

Enunwa, 27, had been a rising young receiver because being plucked in the sixth spherical of the 2014 NFL Draft, and is in the midst of a 4-yr, $33.4 million deal signed in December of 2018. He’s certain $six million for the 2020 year and has a $4.1 million injuries ensure for 2021.

Even with a messy current historical past with the group — he ripped administration in a collection of tweets immediately after being fined for missing rehab sessions final year — Enunwa would like to be a member of Gang Environmentally friendly for for a longer period, if probable.

“I want to be a Jet for lifestyle,” he reported. “I noticed Eli Manning say a thing. On his Twitter webpage he wrote, ‘Once a Big, normally a Big, only a Big.’ It would be great to say that as a Jet.”

The Nebraska solution has been trapped performing out at property, not able to get to the Jets’ facility for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic. Not being able to perform football, even so, hasn’t assisted.

“The simple term is just depressed, I guess,” he reported. “If I’m being fully candid, there were periods in which it was rough to navigate what I was going by way of and then striving to determine out how to be snug coming into the facility, knowing there is a likelihood this whole match could be taken absent from me. It’s been rough and it was rough, but I’m surely handling it considerably greater now than I was in advance of.”