Report: Jacoby Brissett may need surgery for injured thumb

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett runs onto the field to warm up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett runs onto the field to warm up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — With more than a week left before Tom Brady’s return, the New England Patriots might be down yet another quarterback.

Citing a source, WEEI’s Mike Petraglia reports that Jacoby Brissett suffered a torn thumb ligament in his throwing hand during Thursday night’s win over the Houston Texans.

The rookie was given the start Thursday night in the place of second-stringer Jimmy Garoppolo, who injured his throwing shoulder in last week’s game against Miami.

Brissett led the team to a 27-0 win over Houston, moving New England to 3-0 on the season.

Garoppolo started the first two games in the place of Brady as he serves out his four-game suspension tied to Deflategate.

It’s unclear who the starting quarterback will be for the team’s Oct. 2 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. WR Julian Edelman – who played quarterback at Kent State – was slated as the backup Thursday if Brissett was forced to leave the game.

In the below video, fans outside Gillette Stadium react to the news.

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