Coleman Deals With Concussion

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 1:24 pm
By: News On 6

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Jets starting safety Erik Coleman has a concussion and his availability for Sunday's game against the New York Giants is uncertain.

Coleman was injured last week during the Jets' 17-14 loss at Buffalo, but didn't show symptoms of a concussion until after the game.

Coleman started the Jets' first four games and leads the team with 35 tackles. If he can't go Sunday, Eric Smith will likely get the start.

Smith, a third-round pick out of Michigan State last year, was pushing Coleman for the starting job before injuring his right leg in August, a few days before the Jets' preseason opener.