NEW YORK (AP) _ The New York Jets have placed wide receiver
Laveranues Coles on injured reserve because of an ankle injury that has bothered him for several weeks.
Coles, known throughout his eight-year career for his toughness
and ability to play through pain, suffered a high left ankle sprain
early in the Jets' 19-16 overtime win against Pittsburgh on
November 18th. He missed New York's game at Dallas four days later
on Thanksgiving, but returned for the Jets' next game at Miami,
where he had five catches for 69 yards.
Coles caught seven passes for 48 yards the following week
against Cleveland, but lasted just one play last Sunday at New
England after aggravating the ankle the day before in a bizarre
incident at the team hotel when the trainer's table fell on it
while he was getting treatment.
Coles finished the season with 55 catches for 646 yards and 6
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