FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Dylan Donahue's first season in the National Football League is over.
The New York Jets announced on Wednesday they placed the Billings West graduate on injured reserve.
Donahue, fifth-round draft pick this spring out of West Georgia, injured his right elbow while blocking on a punt return late in overtime against Jacksonville.
"He has to get elbow surgery," Jets coach Todd Bowles told The Associated Press. "He has ligaments torn up in there."
Donahue, according to the Jets, will be out the rest of the season. He had four tackles and four quarterback pressures in four games for New York as an outside linebacker.
He was a NCAA Division II All-American defensive end for West Georgia.
"It's tough that it happened to him but there's nothing you can do about it," Bowles said. "He can get surgery and come back next year. It's tough for the kid but he'll bounce back."