Jets coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Monday that an MRI revealed that Fitzpatrick sustained ligament damage to his left thumb in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Surgery will be needed to fix the issue, but Bowles said it's possible Fitzpatrick could put off a procedure until after the season.
The team is calling Fitzpatrick "day-to-day" and hasn't ruled the quarterback out for next Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars. Bowles said taking snaps and handing off will present obstacles for the veteran.
"He's a possibility," Bowles said. "He's one of the names that we've talked about."