The Jets season started off poorly with a Week 1 loss to the Bills, and their luck isn’t getting any better. Head Coach Adam Gase told reporters on Thursday that quarterback Sam Darnold will miss multiple games with mononucleosis.
Sam Darnold has mono and will miss Monday’s game against the Browns, per Adam Gase. pic.twitter.com/b3rUSCVFNM
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 12, 2019
There was concern after he missed Wednesday’s practice about his status for Monday night’s game against Cleveland, but now the concern is when he’ll be available to play again. Gase hopes Darnold is ready after the team’s Week 4 bye.
“I don’t want to put predictions on anything,” Gase said, “I’m just glad we’ve got the bye week when we do.”
Darnold has already lost weight with the illness, which was alarming to the Jets coaching staff.
Gase will turn to Luke Falk to step in at quarterback Week 2 against the Browns.
Bad news didn’t just stop with the Darnold news. It was announced that running back Le’Veon Bell will be undergoing an MRI for his shoulder and will miss Thursday’s practice.
And one more piece of Jets news: RB LeVeon Bell is undergoing an MRI on shoulder.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2019