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Jets RG Willie Colon to have knee surgery, expected to be sidelined 'a while'

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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan talks to reporters during an NFL football organized team activity, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

New York Jets right guard Willie Colon needs knee surgery, and it is uncertain how long he will be sidelined.

Coach Rex Ryan announced Wednesday that Colon needs "a scope" after being injured during a workout before the start of organized team activities this week. When asked how long Colon might be out, Ryan said, "Safe to say, it's going to be a while."

Oday Aboushi, a fifth-round pick last year as a tackle, worked at right guard with the starters at practice Tuesday and Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Colon was re-signed by the Jets in March to a one-year, $2 million deal. He started all 16 games last season, but was recovering from a torn right biceps suffered in the season finale.

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