Jets LB Mauldin facing potential season-ending back surgery

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the second half of an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Carr and the Raiders play their home-opener against the New York Jets on Sunday, Sept. 17. Lynch came out of retirement this offseason for the opportunity to play for the Raiders before the team moves to Las Vegas in 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has a herniated disk in his back that likely will need season-ending surgery.

Coach Todd Bowles confirmed the nature of the injury Thursday, saying that Mauldin’s back “took a turn for the worse.”

Doctors have advised Mauldin to have surgery, but the linebacker will get a second opinion before making a decision.

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