Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had a similar procedure done in 2015 after a torn ligament in his left thumb. Fitzpatrick’s recovery time was minimal. He was able to return to the field 9 days after the surgery.
This year, Darnold endured a pounding of an offensive line that was riddled by injury. He sustained injuries to his elbow, hip, and ribs at various times. He also missed three games in September, after being diagnosed with mononucleosis.
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