Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick underwent surgery on his non-throwing left thumb and was expected to miss some time. However, Fitzpatrick addressed the media today and confirmed that he’ll start this Sunday.
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick says he will start Sunday against the Houston Texans, just nine days after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his non-throwing left thumb.
Fitzpatrick threw some passes but did not practice Wednesday. The plan is for him to do more during Thursday’s practice, as coach Todd Bowles wants to see how Fitzpatrick handles everything from snaps to handing off the ball.
“It’s more painful now than it was before the surgery,” said Fitzpatrick, who will continue to use a protective glove like he did after suffering the injury Nov. 1 against the Oakland Raiders. “Part of that is they cut my hand open.”
It’s worth noting that the Jets play the Texans on Sunday, Ryan’s former employer. Let’s just hope he’s not rushing back prematurely to one-up them. However, Geno Smith is also banged up, so Ryan Fitzpatrick is the best option for team that has postseason aspirations.