Sam Darnold reportedly undergoes thumb surgery
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold’s lingering thumb issue was reportedly significant enough to require surgery.
According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Darnold underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb. He’s not expected to miss any of the team’s offseason program, and the surgery was simple enough that the Jets’ team doctors performed it.
Darnold played hurt since late October. It didn’t really seem to show in his numbers, with Darnold throwing for 14 touchdowns and five interceptions after suffering the injury, with the Jets going 6-3 over that nine-game span.
Those numbers will give Darnold hope going into 2020. He didn’t have the season he wanted from a health or success perspective, but he proved he can play well and win. Now healthy, that will be the primary goal for 2020.