- Jim McBride and Ben Volin of the Boston Globe report that Brissett had surgery on his right thumb Friday and it’s unclear how long he’ll be out, or whether he’ll go on injured reserve.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported earlier in the week that Brissett’s thumb issue could require surgery at some point and there was at least a chance New England could place him on injured reserve.
Brissett, 22, was taken in the third round of this year’s NFL draft by the Patriots. He’s in the first year of his four-year, $3.411 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.
Entering today’s game, Brissett had thrown for 195 yards while completing 60.7 percent of his passes to go along with 60 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground over the course of two games.
We’ll have more regarding Brissett and a possible trip to injured reserve as the news is available.