Per the Athletic’s Connor Hughes, Jets HC Adam Gase says QB Sam Darnold was not cleared for full contact on Monday as he recovers from mono and they didn’t get a clear answer “they were hoping for” from the doctors on whether he’d be able to play next week.
According to Dr. David Chao, Darnold is likely to miss this week’s game against the Eagles and possibly next week’s game against the Cowboys.
Darnold wouldn’t confirm or deny if his spleen was still swollen, saying he’ll just do what the doctors tell him to do: “My spleen is going to do what it’s going to do.” (Hughes)
Darnold says he’s anxious to play but he’s listening to the doctors: “I’m super anxious to get out there. But I have control those emotions.” (Manish Mehta)
He adds that he’s felt fine and recovered from his illness for a while now, he just has to take it slow while ramping back up: “I’ve been feeling 100 percent for a week now. That’s the most frustrating part.” (Mehta)
Gase mentioned he has opened up the offensive line to competition and they will play the best five guys whoever they may be: “We don’t know who that’s going to be yet.” (Hughes)
Gase noted it would be tough to say for sure if Mosley will return this week without seeing him at practice: “It’s tough (…) Until we get him out at practice, we need to get him out to practice to see what he looks like.” (Hughes)
Mosley, who initially suffered his injury in the season opener, says he’s focusing on taking it slow so he doesn’t reinjure himself: “I’ve made a lot of progress. I don’t want to rush it and then make the injury worse than what it already is.” (Mehta)