ITI: What’s going on with Sam Darnold? What happened exactly, and what’s the prognosis for his return? What do you expect when he’s back?
Boy Green: That’s the million-dollar question. In a turn of events that could, seemingly, only happen to the New York Jets, Sam Darnold contracted mononucleosis. This disease affects people differently but essentially it puts the host’s body in an extremely fatigued state and saps energy.
The more serious side effect is an enlarged spleen which has the potential to burst and could cause serious damage, including fatality if it were to do so. On Wednesday, Adam Gase shared some positive news with Darnold being a full participant in practice. The other side of that is he hasn’t been cleared for contact yet.
There’s some optimism he’ll be back this week versus Philadelphia, but if he’s unable to go, the Week 6 home tilt versus the Dallas Cowboys seems to be the more likely scenario.
Justin T. Fried: I agree with mostly all that was said. In addition to what’s already been said, I would add that we should all expect another outing from Luke Falk. That’s where it seems to be headed unless something changes drastically.