Jets QB Sam Darnold Ruled Out Indefinitely With Mono

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will be sidelined indefinitely after being diagnosed with—man can you get anymore “Jets” than this—mononucleosis.

I thought you got that when you were still in high school—not playing football like you’re still in high school.

In either case, coach Adam Gase said yesterday that Trevor Siemian will start Monday night against the Cleveland Browns.

The Jets, who lost starting wide receiver Quincy Enunwa to a season-ending neck injury this week, will apparently be without Darnold for 4-6 weeks.

"Looks like it," Gase said. "Good thing we've got an early bye week."

The bye week falls in Week 4, following an away game against the New England Patriots. Darnold's earliest likely return is Week 5 at the Philadelphia Eagles.

Weight loss and extreme fatigue are the most common symptoms of mononucleosis, which has been known to last multiple months in some cases.

Weird. Those are also symptoms of being a Jets fan.

It’s usually caused by a loss of appetite after watching the team on Sunday and tossing and turning all night wondering how they found way to lose another game.

Source: ESPN

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