A day ago, there was mystery as to why Jets rookie right tackle Max Mitchell was placed on the NFI (non-football injury) list and deemed out for the season, according to head coach Robert Saleh.
Saleh declined to reveal the reason for Mitchell’s NFI designation, and the team, because of medical privacy laws, would not reveal the issue. On Thursday, Mitchell’s father, John, said his son had blood clots in his right calf and lung, but that his prognosis is excellent and his career is not in jeopardy.
“He should be fine,’’ Mitchell’s father told The Post. “It was an unexpected temporary setback. It should not affect his career long term. His future is promising.”
Mitchell, a fourth-round draft pick out of Louisiana, made his fifth start at right tackle Sunday in Minnesota but was removed in the second quarter because he was “struggling,” according to Saleh.
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