A source tells ESPN’s Dianna Russini that Jacoby Brissett’s thumb injury is “fine” and doesn’t have a tear.
- Russini adds that Brissett is unlikely to require surgery for the thumb injury.
- According to Petraglia, Brissett will likely need to undergo surgery to stabilize his injury thumb.
- Ian Rapoport confirms that Brissett did suffer a thumb sprain and the Patriots are likely to add a quarterback at some point in the near future.
This is terrible news for Brissett, who really looked great during his first NFL start.
The Patriots held Jimmy Garoppolo out of last night’s game, due to his AC sprain in his shoulder. Reports mentioned that Garoppolo was still in a good deal of pain yesterday, which means there’s no guarantee he’ll be 100 percent in time for next week’s game.
Even so, it’s possible he could play through the pain, depending on how he’s feeling at that point.
The Patriots brought in T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree for workouts earlier in the week, so it seems likely that they would add one of these two quarterbacks if they feel they need to bring in a free agent for the Week 4’s game.
It’s worth mentioning that the Patriots reportedly got WR Julian Edelman ready to be their emergency quarterback this week, so that’s also something to keep an eye on.
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.
This year, Brissett has 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.
We’ll have more regarding Brissett’s injury as the news is available.