Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to play vs. Bills despite injuries

Thursday December 31st, 2015

New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was limited in practice Wednesday due to injuries to his right elbow and back, reports ESPN’s Rich Cimini.

“I didn’t participate in all the plays, so they had to put me on [the injury report]. It’s nothing really to be concerned about,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick sustained the injuries after being sacked in the third quarter of the Jets’ 26–20 victory over the New England Patriots last week.

According to the team, Fitzpatrick is also experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired left thumb. The quarterback has a torn ligament in the thumb, which was repaired on Nov. 13. He did not miss any games following the surgery. 

Head coach Todd Bowles said that he is not worried about Fitzpatrick’s status for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

“It should be nothing serious,” Bowles said. 

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With a win on Sunday, the Jets have a chance to clinch a playoff berth. 

Fitzpatrick is currently having the best season of his career, having thrown for 3,724 yards and 29 touchdowns.

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