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Sam Darnold has sprained foot, Josh McCown to start for New York Jets

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Darnold will miss Sunday’s game against the Bills

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In a surprising development from the New York Jets, reports have surfaced that Sam Darnold was wearing a boot on his right foot during Wednesday’s practice. The report was shared by multiple sources, and later it was reported that he would be ruled out for Sunday afternoon’s game with the Buffalo Bills.

Sources have told Manish Mehta of the Daily News that Darnold suffered an ankle sprain against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, which is a significant blow to the Jets and the rookie quarterback. While there has been no confirmation at this time, one would assume that Josh McCown would get the start on Sunday if Darnold is unavailable.

Darnold has thrown 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in his 9 starts this season. While he has flashed some potential this season, Darnold threw 4 interceptions during Sunday’s 13-6 loss to the Dolphins. This is obviously a situation worth monitoring for Bills fans heading into Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium.