The New York Jets' bye week came at a fortuitous time given the injuries and illnesses they have. But the biggest injury concern they've had is the mono infection to quarterback Sam Darnold.
It's been several weeks since Darnold was diagnosed with mono and he has since overcome the illness. But the aftereffects of his mono could still keep him out for a while.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Jets head coach Adam Gase announced that Darnold has only been cleared for non-contact drills. As a result, he can begin throwing the ball, but can't participate in full practice.
His status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia is "up in the air," but he has not been ruled out.
Darnold was diagnosed with mono just days after the Jets' Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Since then, the Jets' offense has been anemic.
Though even before Darnold was hurt, the offense was still struggling. In their first three games, the Jets have only one touchdown generated by the offense.
Even if Darnold does make a miraculous recovery by the weekend, the team may just not have the talent to score points against any but the most incompetent defenses.
The Jets will take on the Eagles this Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. The game will air on CBS.