Robby Anderson aggravates hamstring injury

Nov 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) pretends to sleep on the football after scoring a 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK

Robby Anderson‘s long-shot Pro Bowl bid might have just gotten a little longer. The New York Jets wide receiver failed to finish practice on Thursday after aggravating a pre-existing hamstring injury, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

When asked when Anderson’s injury worsened, head coach Todd Bowles said the pain was exacerbated during Thursday’s practice session. ESPN also reports that Bowles was non-committal about Anderson’s status for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.

Anderson leads the Jets with 821 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns, and ranks second on the team with 49 catches. His 17 receptions of at least 20 yards more than doubles the total of New York’s second-ranking player in the same category. The third-year pro has been especially hot of late, posting three games with more than 100 receiving in New York’s last five outings.

During a game the Jets’ 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers on November 26, Anderson celebrated a touchdown by looking directly into the camera and appealing to fans for Pro Bowl votes.

Bowles was not happy about his star receiver’s plea for individual recognition. For his part, Anderson he’s playing for the team rather than himself.

“I was just excited,” he told Connor Hughes of NJ.com. “I wasn’t trying to come off no bad way or nothing like that. It was just excitement, spur of the moment. Everybody knows I’m all for this team in every aspect. I make my life decisions based on my teammates. Everything I do is about being the best I can for my teammates.”

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