Sam Darnold Could Be Out 'Several Weeks' With Mononucleosis

New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk warms up before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Saturday Aug. 24 2019 in East Rutherford N.J

New York Jets quarterback Luke Falk warms up before a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Saturday Aug. 24 2019 in East Rutherford N.J

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase announced on Thursday that quarterback Sam Darnold has been diagnosed with mono, and therefore won't play in the Jets' Monday Night Football game against the Cleveland Browns.

In fact, Darnold is sidelined indefinitely after catching the disease at some point recently.

"Rest", Gase said of immediate remedies for his quarterback.

This is some troubling information right here. I gave them all I had, even though I know I was still three weeks out.

After squandering a golden opportunity to secure a season-opening win, the New York Jets quite literally are limping into Week 2. Trevor Siemian will get the start for the Jets in his place.

Darnold missed practice Wednesday when the team sent him home because he was feeling ill. The last time he saw a start was with the Broncos in 2017, where he had 10 starts in 11 games that season. The 27-year-old has appeared in 26 games, throwing for 5,686 yards and 30 touchdowns to 24 interceptions. If you can hurt him, I guarantee he's going to leave the game hurt, ' and stuff like that.

"I think the reaction I got and the way that guys looked, it was like: 'Let's go.' There was confidence there".

And as one would expect, Darnold wasn't keen on the news.

On Thursday they received it from ESPN NFL Nation Reporter Jeremy Fowler who tweeted out that Le'Veon Bell's MRI revealed no major damage or tears.

Injuries continue to pile up for the Jets as C.J. Mosley and Quinnen Williams are also battling health issues. Gase said. "Or, is it, this is a challenge we're going to embrace?"

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