Injured Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa expects to come back 'strong'

Quincy Enunwa is optimistic about next season.

The injured New York Jets wide receiver, scheduled for surgery next week to repair a bulging disc in his neck, provided an update on social media. Along with a photo taken of him watching practice on Thursday, Enunwa wrote on Instagram:

"Smiling because they can never keep a real one down for long. Appreciate all the love and support. I'll be back strong in '18."

Enunwa, who declined interview requests after practice, won't play this season after injuring his neck Aug. 5 in a noncontact drill at the team's intrasquad scrimmage. After seeking a second opinion, he decided to have surgery. The rehab time will be at least six months, according to coach Todd Bowles, who said doctors don't consider the injury career-threatening.

Enunwa is due to become a restricted free agent after the season. He led the Jets with 857 receiving yards last season and was slated to be their No. 1 receiver this year.