The NFL's top shutdown cornerback likely will be shut down for the season.
Darrelle Revis has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will require surgery, a huge blow for the New York Jets that leaves coach Rex Ryan without his best defensive player.
A somber Ryan stopped short of ruling Revis out for the season on Monday, saying he just learned of the MRI results. But Revis will have to wait two or three weeks before surgery, Ryan said, and the recovery from an ACL tear is usually six to nine months. So the chances of the three-time All-Pro returning this season appear extremely slim.
Ryan added that he will speak with Revis before the team decides whether he will be placed on injured reserve, a move that could happen as early as Tuesday.
"It's just disappointing," Ryan said. "This guy wants to win. As great a player as he is individually, he's a great teammate and just wants to win. That's why he was so excited about this year."
Revis, 27, was injured in the third quarter of the Jets' 23-20 overtime victory at Miami on Sunday, falling awkwardly and grabbing his knee even before he hit the grass. It was a noncontact injury, and he covered his face with gloved hands in obvious pain. He was able to walk off the field but was taken into the locker room on a golf cart.
"Thanks for all the support!" Revis wrote on his Twitter page on Monday night. "It's just part of the game, I'm already on my way to
The Jets play host to the 49ers on Sunday.
Dolphins: Tests performed on running back Reggie Bush's left knee showed no serious injury, meaning Miami might have its top offensive player available this weekend when it travels to face unbeaten Arizona. His last carry came just before halftime of Miami's 23-20 overtime loss against the Jets, when he limped off the field and clearly was in pain.
"He's healthy and he'll be able to contribute," offensive lineman Richie Incognito said.
Bills: Running back Fred Jackson expressed confidence he's ready to come back after missing two weeks with a sprained right knee. And C.J. Spiller might not be far behind.
That's good news for the Bills, who were confronted with the prospect of being minus their top two rushers after Spiller was carted off with a shoulder injury in a 24-14 win at Cleveland on Sunday.
Jackson said he was ahead of schedule in his recovery, and gave himself a "70-75 percent chance" of playing Sunday, when the Bills host New England.
The news was almost as promising for Spiller.
Despite some swelling and tenderness, Spiller said he has full range of motion in his shoulder.
Colts: Indianapolis receiver Austin Collie will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee.
Buccaneers: Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn will miss the rest of the season because of a right knee injury that will require surgery.
Fines: Denver Broncos coach John Fox has been fined $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has been docked $25,000 for verbal abuse of the replacement officials. They were fined for their actions in last Monday night's loss in Atlanta.
NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson says he is reviewing incidents from Sunday night's New England-Baltimore game involving Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the Ravens' John Harbaugh. Anderson also is looking at actions by Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in their loss to Cincinnati.
Officials lockout: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was personally involved Sunday when the league negotiators met with their counterparts from the NFL Referees Association, sources familiar with the talks told ESPN.com.
Meanwhile, CBSsports.com reported that, according to sources familiar with the talks, locked-out officials have asked for NFL owners to become involved in negotiations. But the owners have declined, so far, prolonging the stalemate.
Bounty scandal: The NFL asked a federal judge to block Jonathan Vilma's demands for evidence in the league's bounty probe of the Saints, and a magistrate has ordered lawyers in the case to convene in New Orleans on Thursday to discuss the matter.
The league's latest move was to counter Vilma's attempt to initiate discovery in his defamation lawsuit against Roger Goodell, which alleges the commissioner lacked sufficient evidence when he publicly prejudged the Saints linebacker as the ringleader of New Orleans' pay-for-injury bounty system.
Wire services contributed to this report.