New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the year with a left shoulder injury that is very likely to need surgery, in accordance with trainer Adam Gase.
Siemian, filling in for sick Sam Darnold, was injured in the second quarter of Monday night's loss to the Cleveland Browns. The New York Daily News reported that he had damage but did not break his arm.
A sombre Gase announced Thursday that Darnold had mononucleosis and announced Siemian the newcomer.
He will now turn after Darnold was sidelined into player Luke Falk, who was raised from the practice squad. The Tennessee Titans selected Falk from the sixth round the 2018 draft.
Darnold will not play Sunday against the New England Patriots, and the Jets have a bye the following week. He is likely to miss based on his recovery.
Gase revealed the Darnold was back at the team facility.
"He's feeling better. The physicians are letting us know how to move along with him" Gase stated.
Gase added that a wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (knee/hamstring) and linebacker Jordan Jenkins (calf) have been monitored to some week-to-week basis. Linebacker C.J. Mosley is day-to-day with a groin injury.
The first-year Jets coach also dealt with the status of cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who did not see action in Monday night's 23-3 decrease until late in the fourth quarter. Back in March 2018, Johnson signed a five-year, $72.5m arrangement with the Jets, $45m of it guaranteed.
"We just decided not to play him" Gase explained, adding it was not for disciplinary steps.
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