The Patriots are getting a quarterback back this week, so naturally, another one just became unavailable.
According to Jim McBride and Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Patriots rookie Jacoby Brissett had surgery on his right thumb Friday, while the rest of the team was practicing for Tom Brady’s return against the Browns.
It’s unclear how long Brissett will be out, or whether he’ll go on injured reserve to clear the roster spot they need to activate Brady.
Brissett injured his thumb two weeks ago against Houston, during the game he had to start in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo. He started last week’s loss to the Bills, with wide receiver Julian Edelman as his backup.
There were early reports that Brissett would need surgery, but he apparently was able to play through the problem until Brady was back since the Patriots didn’t have another option.