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Report: Jacoby Brissett Has Torn Right Thumb Ligament, "Likely" Needs Surgery

The New England Patriots keep winning games, but keep losing quarterbacks.

Jacoby Brissett, the rookie signal-caller who started for the New England Patriots during their win over the Houston Texans on Thursday night, will reportedly "likely" need surgery. Brissett, according to WEEI's Mike Petraglia, torn a ligament in his right thumb during his team's victory. The surgery would be to stabilize Brissett's thumb.

Brissett, starting his first NFL game, finished 11-of-19 for 103 yards. He also rushed eight times for 48 yards and a touchdown.

Brissett started in place of Jimmy Garoppolo, who injured his right shoulder in the team's win over the Miami Dolphins in week two. Garoppolo, of course, is only starting because superstar Tom Brady is serving a four-game suspension as a result of DeflateGate.

New England is 3-0, so regardless of all the quarterback trouble, the Patriots have been able to win games. The team's next game comes against the Buffalo Bills on October 2. Will Garoppolo be healthy by then? If not, the team will need to come up with an interesting game plan. Brady returns week five.