Just when things were looking bright for you Jets fans, disaster has struck over the course of a few days.
New York was on the verge of a Week 1 win over the Bills, but Josh Allen led a comeback victory on the road.
Injuries have since mounted up for several key players. But the biggest loss is that of quarterback Sam Darnold. The second year man out of USC is expected to have a breakout year.
But he will now miss a few weeks because of a case of mono. Originally thought to be strep throat, a new update on Monday clarifies the sickness.
Consequently, Darnold will be “quarantined” in his apartment until the team’s medial staff feels it’s safe for him to be around the team. So not only will Darnold miss several games, but he won’t even be around the team for a little while.
Not ideal whatsoever.
Darnold will be "quarantined" at his apartment until Jets' medical staff feels it's safe to expose him to rest of team. He's already lost 5 lbs.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 12, 2019
If there’s anything positive takeaway from the news, it’s the timing of it all. The Jets have an early bye in week four. As a precaution, New York could potentially keep Darnold out for weeks two, three and four. This would ensure their quarterback is back to 100% health by week five.
If the Jets were to follow through with the potential plan, Darnold would miss games against Cleveland and the Patriots. He would return for a big game against the Eagles.