Jacoby Brissett placed on injured reserve after thumb surgery
Now that the New England Patriots no longer require rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s services, he can take the time he needs to get healthy.
According to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN on Friday, the Patriots are placing Brissett on injured reserve with a thumb injury, which will also open up a roster spot for another quarterback.
Patriots placing QB Jacoby Brissett on IR today with thumb injury. Also frees up roster space for another QB… https://t.co/B0cqDokQIr
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 7, 2016
Jim McBride of the Boston Globe had reported earlier that Brissett, who missed practice on Friday, was undergoing surgery on the thumb.
Brissett, 23, suffered the injury in a Week 3 victory against the Houston Texans but was virtually forced to play through it in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills with Jimmy Garoppolo unavailable with a shoulder injury and Tom Brady still suspended. Brissett’s performance was clearly affected by the thumb ailment as he threw for just 205 yards in the 16-0 loss to Buffalo.
But now that Brady is ready to exact his vengeance on the NFL with his four-game suspension complete, Brissett can focus on getting his thumb right. At least we’ll always have him in the history books.