Report: Sam Darnold had left thumb surgery

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Jets quarterback Sam Darnold contracted mononucleosis early in the 2019 season, dealt with a variety of bumps and bruises over the rest of the year and he reportedly kicked off the offseason by having surgery.

Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Darnold had left thumb surgery this week. Per the report, Darnold had ligament damage to his non-throwing hand.

Darnold was on the injury report due to his thumb injury for most of the second half of the season and he said surgery was a possibility at the end of the year. The surgery is not expected to impact his availability for offseason work.

Darnold missed three games while dealing with mono and went 273-for-441 for 3,024 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions during his second NFL season.

18 responses to “Report: Sam Darnold had left thumb surgery

  1. Eliminate the QB being touched all together. Just only allow the quarterback to hold the ball for 3 seconds and then have play be whistled dead if not out of his hand by then.

  2. Jets need to protect this kid. Draft, trades or free agents they need to find a way to keep him healthy. Clearly has the skill to be a solid long term starter for the Jets but they need to start investing on that line

  3. His ability to escape and reset under interior pressure is special for a young QB like Darnold. Not a lot of other QB’s in the NFL can do so. The issue is the Jets OL and especially the interior OL is horrid, they had zero run game for him this season. If you watched him at USC or with the Jets last season you also would of noticed his throwing motion is entirely different. He has a bright future if the Jets can build an average OL at the least.

  4. thefiesty1 says:
    January 10, 2020 at 4:37 pm
    Did a ghost injure his thumb? Expect another 5 win season in 2020!
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    Yeah, no other quarterback has had a game where he struggled and nothing seemed to go right. Ever!
    Such a dumb argument against him.

  5. The feisty is a sad dolphin fan. Hey enjoy not having a quarterback and bringing in high school coaches and a senior citizen who has been out of the league for 3 years that sounds like a great plan bud. Darnold will get his line this offseason or we’ll at least he will get some of it they can’t fix it all at once. Darnold will be a superstar real soon the sky is the limit with this kid let the haters hate. He had one really bad game ohh let’s just kill him forever for having a bad game as a 22 year old. Move on troll

  6. Ruining Darnold is on the owner Chris Johnson, who did not fire Mike maccagnan and let him ruin another draft and free agency, and who hired Adam gase. Chris Johnson greatly damaged the Jets and Darnolds Future.

  7. The trolls and the haters are who and what we thought they were. Trolls and haters, nothing more. Sam Darnold is going to having a great career with the Jets when it’s all said and done. Right now, the Jets are only a small handful of pieces away from being a legitimate contender and a team no one will look forward to playing.

  8. The best way for Darnold to stay SAFE is to take him from under Gase !!! Ask Tannahill how I know ?!

    Poor coaching not going to aid in this kids development ?! Gase can barely do anything with a vet like BELL?!

    That Oline needs to be revamped FAST !

  9. I’m not a Gase fan. It darnold literally improved in every stat their is. While some numbers are not jumping off the pages he still got better and that’s with terrible play calls no offensive line and an absolutely slow leveon bell. Bell did not look the same and I’m a huge fan of his and loved the signing. Gase made Bell one of the highest touched running backs In the league this year I think he ranked 8th or somewhere along that line. Ya can’t blame Gase for everything this team went 7 and 9 and had the talent of a 4 win team when you factor in all the guys hurt.

  10. It won’t matter who the coach is if Sam darnold turns out to be a great quarterback he will make any coach look good. Hopefully the jets build him the wall that every jet fan wants to see and draft offensive players. I am positive that joe Douglas will turn this ship around and it has already started. Like the previous commenter said we are a couple pieces away from being scary. Look at how good our defense was and he had no corners or no Mosley plus zero production from Henry Anderson and our first round pick. Let’s go jets

  11. jets2469 says:
    January 10, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    The feisty is a sad dolphin fan. Hey enjoy not having a quarterback and bringing in high school coaches and a senior citizen who has been out of the league for 3 years that sounds like a great plan bud. Darnold will get his line this offseason or we’ll at least he will get some of it they can’t fix it all at once. Darnold will be a superstar real soon the sky is the limit with this kid let the haters hate. He had one really bad game ohh let’s just kill him forever for having a bad game as a 22 year old. Move on troll
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    A couple of problems with your theory: 1) You have Adam Gase. It is not a matter of If, but When you reboot the entire Caoaching Staff and Front Office. 2) Fitzpatrick had the worst OLine in Football and still managed to win games and pound the Jets.

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