Now Pats might be without Brissett
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots could be looking for yet another quarterback — or two — after third-stringer Jacoby Brissett injured his right thumb in Thursday night’s victory over the Houston Texans.
Brissett was shown on the sideline with the training staff having the thumb examined after 325-pound Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork landed on him in the third quarter of New England’s 27-0 win.
Brissett finished the game, completing 11 of 19 passes for 103 yards, and he also ran for a 27-yard touchdown.
After the game, Brissett did not seem to be favoring his hand at all, shaking hands with his right when other players came up to congratulate him for the victory in his first NFL start.
He spoke at his locker afterward without any bandage or ice on the hand.
New England improved to 3-0 while four-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is serving his “Deflategate” suspension.
Jimmy Garoppolo started the first two games but left with a right shoulder injury after being slammed to the turf in Week 2.
The Patriots did not have a backup for Brissett on the depth chart Thursday night.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman, who played quarterback at Kent State, was expected to be available if anything happened to the rookie third-round draft pick.
Brady is eligible to return Oct. 9 against the Cleveland Browns.