Patriots’ Jacoby Brissett Suffers Torn Thumb Ligament, Will Require Surgery


New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered a torn thumb ligament in his right (throwing) hand in Thursday night’s win over the Houston Texans and will require surgery, according to WEEI radio in Boston.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick held a conference call with reporters Friday morning before news of the injury surfaced.

Brissett passed for 103 yards and ran for 48 more and a TD in the first start of his pro career.

Various reports have suggested Brissett’s injury actually isn’t overly serious, but the Pats could still face a dilemma with Tom Brady suspended for one more game.

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