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.