Jacoby Brissett stayed in the game after his thumb injury Thursday. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
It appears there won’t be any further clarity on the Patriots quarterback situation until the middle of the week.
During his conference call on Sunday, head coach Bill Belichick would not elaborate on the injuries to Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder) or Jacoby Brissett (right thumb).
“We’ll give our injury report on Wednesday, as we always do, as we’re required to do,” Belichick replied when asked if there might be an update on where the quarterback situation stands. “Based on where things are at that point, that’ll be represented in the report.”
The Patriots will have to get through one more game without Tom Brady and that will come next Sunday at Gillette Stadium against the Bills.
Garoppolo reportedly sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder with five minutes remaining in the first half against the Dolphins.
Brissett sprained his right thumb against the Texans on the first drive of the second half on Thursday night. The initial fear that surgery might be required is subsiding while the team see how it responds this week.
Adam Schefter reported Sunday that team sources say Garoppolo is “definitely making progress” in an effort to be ready next Sunday.
As for Brissett, the team is waiting to see how the thumb responds, and is also hopeful, based on his play after the injury, that he might be ready to take the field against the Bills if needed.