OT Damien Woody will have arthroscopic knee surgery this week and most likely miss the remainer of the regular season. Although he could be back for the playoffs. Woody, 33, sprained right medial collateral ligament in the game against Houston and has missed the majority of practice sessions since then. He did play against Cincinnati and New England, and also started yesterday against the Dolphins but came out after two series and never returned.
Woody was replaced by career backup OT Wayne Hunter, who allowed three of the Jets' six sacks. Hunter also struggled when he replaced Woody following his injury against the Texans. He will most likely start on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3).
The last time a Jets offensive line starter missed a game was the 2007 finale, but that was a coach's decision. Adrien Clarke was benched for performance. The last time a starter missed a game due to injury was left guard Pete Kendall in 2006. He missed two games with a broken foot.