Sam Darnold update: Jets QB (mono) ruled out for Week 5 vs. Eagles

Sam Darnold goes to wish not less than yet one more week of restoration earlier than returning to the sphere. 

Jets coach Adam Gase informed reporters Friday that his quarterback has been dominated out for Sunday’s sport towards the Eagles as he continues to get well from mononucleosis. 


Darnold had been scheduled to bear bloodwork and have an ultrasound on his spleen Friday morning to find out whether or not he was able to play, however Luke Falk will get the decision as an alternative. 

“When we told (Darnold), the first thing he says is, ‘I feel like I’m letting the other guys down,'” Gase stated, via NFL Media. “He did everything he was asked to do. It just didn’t work out for him.”

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Darnold had not lifted, run or thrown since being recognized with mono final month, however ramped up his exercises this week after being cleared for non-contact drills Monday, providing hope that he may make his return on time.

He did observe Thursday that as badly as he needed to return to the sphere, he did not need to take any pointless probabilities. 

“It’s a tough thing because you want to stay safe,” Darnold told reporters. “I want to make sure that I’m safe out there and that I’m not gonna die. … For me, sitting back and watching the team play and not having anything to do with the win or the loss, it’s not a good feeling for me.”

Darnold, chosen by New York with the No. three decide within the 2018 draft, has been out since Sept. 12. 

In two video games, Falk has gone 32 of 47 for 296 yards and one interception. He’s additionally been sacked seven instances.

The Jets (0-4) journey to face the Eagles (2-2) Sunday, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. ET. 


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