Jets quarterback Sam Darnold reportedly had surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb on Tuesday, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post.
Darnold is not expected to miss any time as the surgery was performed by the Jets team doctors.
He originally suffered a thumb injury on Oct. 27 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, though, he never missed any time due to the injury. He wore a brace on his left hand under a glove for the rest of the season.
"The (mono) thing, obviously, you don't see coming. Then, the toe is what it is. It happens a lot in football. Then, the thumb was really just not a good decision by me," said Darnold. "I should've thrown the ball away. So, things there (like) that last one I can control, the thumb one, I should've thrown it away. But, other than that, it's just football."
The second-year quarterback out of USC missed three games with a mononucleosis diagnosis from Week 2 to Week 5.
He talked about potentially getting surgery after the season ended, thinking that he wasn't going to need the surgery.
"I do not believe I do," Darnold said. "I still got to do some tests, but don't believe I need to have surgery or anything like that... just on the thumb."
Darnold finished the season with a 7-6 record as the starter and threw for 3,024 yards with 19 touchdowns.