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Report: Jacoby Brissett Suffers Torn Ligament in Right Thumb

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Add another QB to the pile.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

This is unreal.

According to WEEI's Mike Petraglia, 3rd string quarterback Jacoby Brissett suffered a torn ligament in his thumb in the 3rd quarter of last night's game against the Houston Texans:

This is a fluid story, and the severity of the injury is unknown - but you'd think that if Brissett's thumb does require surgery, he won't be suiting up next Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. That means that the only available quarterbacks are Jimmy Garoppolo, who is still recovering from a sprained AC joint, and Julian Edelman.

It's almost as if the football gods are determined to see Edelman line up under center and are going to keep taking guys out until Belichick acquiesces.

The good news is that Brady is back in two weeks, so all the Patriots need to do is get through one more game. And Garoppolo may very well be good to go by next week anyway, so there isn't too much cause for panic. Still, it puts a damper on a fantastic debut for the rookie, and makes you wonder why this team can't seem to keep a quarterback this season.

Stay tuned for updates.

3:00 PM EST UPDATE:

3:15 PM EST UPDATE: