Sources: Pats QB Brissett has injured right thumb

New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered an injury to his right thumb in Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Brissett debut: Long TD run, game ball and win

In his NFL debut, rookie Jacoby Brissett collected the longest rushing touchdown by a Patriots quarterback since Steve Grogan in 1976.

Boston radio station WEEI reported earlier Friday that Brissett, who was making his first career start, has a torn ligament in his thumb.

One high-tanking team source, when asked whether Brissett will need surgery, told Schefter that the Patriots will “see where we are on Monday with everything.”

Brissett was starting in place of Jimmy Garoppolo, who suffered a shoulder injury in New England’s Week 2 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Garoppolo was inactive Thursday night, and his status for Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills is uncertain. Tom Brady will be eligible to return from his four-game Deflategate suspension after New England’s home game next weekend against Buffalo.



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