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Jets WR Brandon Marshall injured, but returned to the game almost immediately

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Marshall went down with a knee injury in the second quarter of the Jets’ matchup against the Bills, but he wasn't out of the game for long.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall sustained what appeared to be a knee injury in the second quarter of Thursday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills. He went to the locker room for further examination, but almost immediately returned to the game.

Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore was flagged for a face mask on the tackle that led to Marshall’s injury. There is a reason grabbing the face mask is illegal. These tackles carry a higher risk of injury for players.

Marshall remained on the ground and immediately grabbed his left knee following the tackle, and he was down for a few minutes, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power. He attempted some jogging on the sideline, but headed to the locker room for further examination shortly after.

He was apparently healthy enough to return to the game because he was back on the field just minutes after walking to the locker room.

Marshall had just three catches for 32 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Prior to injury, Marshall appeared to be bouncing back, hauling in two catches for 52 yards against the Bills.