Sam Darnold sprained his left thumb in Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars, but the Jets believe he can play through it. The injury occurred in the second quarter when he was sacked by Josh Allen and fumbled out of bounds.
“He’s basically wrapped up right now,” coach Adam Gase said. “This is going to be one of those things that’s going to bother him all year, but it looks like he’s going to play through this.”
Darnold was sacked eight times and hit 13 times in the loss. He is taking a beating this year. Last week, he needed a toenail removed after the Patriots game.
“For me, the thumb is just going to be, I think really, a pain tolerance thing, which I should be fine with,” Darnold said.
Other injury updates: C Ryan Kalil (knee) is week-to-week. TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) looks like he might be able to play this week. LT Kelvin Beachum is expected to practice on Wednesday. CB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) left Sunday’s game and the injury is something “to keep an eye on,” per Gase. LB Neville Hewitt (neck) is undergoing further testing to determine the extent of his injury.
Gase declined to comment on why the team released guard Kelechi Osemele.
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