Reports: Patriots QB Brissett suffered injured thumb

FOXBOROUGH, MA (WHDH) - According to reports, Patriots third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered an injured thumb during the team’s 27-0 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday.

Brissett reportedly injured the thumb in the second half of the game, but there are conflicting reports about the severity of the injury.

Brissett played admirably despite being the team’s third option. The rookie, a third-rounder out of North Carolina State, threw for 103 yards and rushed for another score.

Brissett was filling in during Tom Brady’s four-game suspension and after Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s second game of the season. In two games, Brissett was 17 of 28 for 195 yards. Patriots players said they are not too worried about the reports.

“I guess we’re just focused on the next week. Injuries are part of the game, whatever they are. It’s a rough game,” said Danny Amendola.

The Patriots are off until next Sunday when they play the Buffalo Bills. If coach Bill Belichick decides to sign another quarterback, options include TJ Yates and Sean Renfree. Both veterans were brought in for a workout earlier this week.

When asked for comment about Brissett Friday night at an event for his charity, Belichick responded, “I don’t think so.”

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