Report: Jacoby Brissett needs surgery on injured thumb

It is not a good time to be a quarterback for the New England Patriots. After Tom Brady received a four-game suspension to start the season, the team turned to backup Jimmy Garoppolo under center.

Unfortunately, an injury to Garoppolo forced the team to turn to rookie signal-caller Jacoby Brissett for Thursday night’s game.

Brissett was solid in his first career start, but like the quarterback  before him, Brissett has also suffered an injury. According to reports, Brissett suffered a torn ligament in his thumb that will require surgery.

Source confirms torn right thumb ligament for Jacoby Brissett. Suffered injury in 2nd half Thursday. Faces likely surgery for stabilization.

— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) September 23, 2016

The Patriots currently have zero healthy quarterbacks on the roster, which means they will either enter their next game against the AFC East rival Buffalo Bills with wide receiver Julian Edelman or someone off the street as their starting signal-caller.

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