Jacoby Brissett Injury: Updates on Patriots QB's Thumb and Return

Tyler ConwayFeatured Columnist

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Jacoby Brissett #7 of the New England Patriots throws a pass during the first half against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered a thumb injury in Week 3 against the Houston Texans. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Brissett Active vs. Bills 

Sunday, Oct. 2

The Patriots announced Brissett is ready to play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4.


Latest on Brissett's Practice Status

Friday, Sept. 30

The Patriots announced Brissett was limited at Friday's practice.


Brissett Tears Thumb Ligament

Friday, Sept. 23

Mike Petraglia of WEEI reported Brissett suffered a torn right thumb ligament in the second half of the Sept. 22 matchup with the Texans, adding that he will likely have surgery to stabilize the injury. 

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Brissett sprained his thumb and the team was weighing its options. The thumb injury "is not deemed to be a serious one," according to Rapoport, but the Patriots are expected to add another quarterback to the roster.


Brissett Has Performed in Emergency Role

A third-round pick out of North Carolina State, Brissett was thrust into the Patriots' starting lineup after Garoppolo suffered an AC joint sprain in Week 2. He's thrown for 195 yards in two appearances.

Brissett talked about Garoppolo and his own quick transition from backup to starter, per Darren Hartwell of NESN:

He's a great guy. I hope he's well. But when it's time to go, you've just got to make sure you're ready to go. Hopefully, we can get him back.

It's just been preparing every day. Watching all the film, (whether) it's me in or Jimmy in or Tom in, and just learning from every opportunity possible. ... Whenever your opportunity comes, you've just got to be ready for it.

With Tom Brady suspended due to the Deflategate case for the first four games, the Patriots have had to rely on their quarterback depth.