New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold just can't seem to escape the injury bug. After weathering the storm of a mono diagnosis followed by a toe injury last week against the Patriots, the former USC star has yet another ailment.
According to Jets head coach Adam Gase via Matt Stypulkowski, Darnold is now battling a sprained left thumb. Gase revealed that the pain of the injury will most likely bother him for the rest of the season.
Darnold returned from his mono diagnosis in Week 6 and promptly led the Jets to their first win of the season in a 24-22 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. But Darnold and the Jets fell back down to earth eight days later with a brutal loss to the New England Patriots.
Darnold had four interceptions and a lost fumble in that game. But his turnover woes continued in the Jets' Week 8 loss to Jacksonville.
At 1-6, the New York Jets are basically out of playoff contention. They've already established themselves as sellers heading into the trade deadline by moving DE Leonard Williams to the New York Giants.
One has to wonder whether it makes any sense to keep playing Darnold and making him play through all of these injuries.
We all know how had things turned out for Andrew Luck after all of the injuries he played through.
Hopefully Darnold's growth as a player isn't hindered by the pain he's playing through too.