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Jets’ Defensive Lineman Po’uha Could Miss Rest of Preseason

New York Jets nose tackle Sione Po’uha says he expects he could miss the rest of the preseason with a stiff back, but is confident he will play in the regular-season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 9.

Jets' defensive lineman Sione Po'uha (Leon Halip, Getty Images)

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was receiving treatment on a tight back during practice Wednesday after being sidelined since Aug. 4 with a rib injury. Coach Rex Ryan says “it’s possible” Holmes could also miss the rest of the preseason, “but I don’t think that will be the case.”

Po’uha has not practiced since Aug. 1, when he needed about six stitches to close a cut on his forehead. His back started acting up on him after that, and went to New York to have an MRI exam that revealed no damage.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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