NFL-Patriots may have QB Brissett out with injury (Reuters)

New England Patriots latest starting quarterback, third-string rookie Jacoby Brissett, could miss several weeks with a torn right thumb ligament suffered in Thursday’s 27-0 win over the Houston Texans. WEEI radio in Boston reported Brissett, a third-round pick making his first career start because of Jimmy Garoppolo’s shoulder injury, would require surgery. The timetable for his return makes it possible the Patriots would place Brissett, awarded Thursday’s game ball by head coach Bill Belichick, on injured reserve.