New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will miss the next week’s Monday Night Football game against Cleveland Browns because of mononucleosis.
Head trainer Adam Gase has announced Trevor Siemian will begin in Darnold’s spot.
Darnold missed practice on Wednesday because he was feeling sick, when he was sent home by the team.
Team doctors advised him antibiotics not worked as quickly as expected, leading to the diagnosis.
The Jets need to register a backup for Siemian or lift Luke Falk in the practice squad.
Darnold can also miss the Week Three match against the Patriots – after which the Jets have a bye week.
When asked should Darnold’s could keep him out for more than 1 match, Gase replied:”Seems like it. Superior thing we have the bye.
“I understand he is out this week and past I will have more information as we go.”
Siemian created 24 starts for the Denver Broncos earlier in his profession – .
He had been a backup for the Minnesota Vikings last season but didn’t appear in a match.
In addition, there are doubts about the access to three-time Pro Bowl running Le’Veon Bell later which he picked up a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 17-16 defeat on the Buffalo Bills.
“He has got a sore shoulder” Gase affirmed. “We will be evaluating it. I will know more after today.”
Asked if Bell could miss Monday’s game against Cleveland, Gase explained:”I am really not convinced. I’m waiting to find out the scope of the. This may be aggravation.
“We don’t think it is anything much worse than that however we’re probably just being a small extra cautious.”