Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been out since Week 2 due to mono, but is preparing to return, which could be sooner than later.
"Right now, I'm preparing and I'm practicing like I'm gonna be the starter," Darnold said. "I've had a couple good days of practice, considering I had a couple weeks off. Thought I've been throwing it well, timing's been good for the most part... I think I've been doing alright."
Darnold was cleared for non-contact practice on Monday, but the team is still waiting for test results to see if his enlarged spleen shrinks.
When asked about his spleen, Darnold replied "it's good, I think, I don't really know."
However, the second-year quarterback acknowledged the danger of playing with an enlarged spleen.
"It's a tough thing cause you wanna stay safe. I wanna make sure that I'm safe out there, and that I'm not gonna die," Darnold said.
Darnold will have an ultrasound on his spleen and blood tests on Friday, according to Dennis Waszak Jr. of AP News. Until the results come back, it's unknown if he will play on Sunday against the Eagles.
"I'm preparing and I'm practicing like I'm gonna be the starter" - Sam Darnold pic.twitter.com/G2zLmuxYob- Jets Videos (@snyjets) October 3, 2019
"I wanna make sure that I'm safe out there, and that I'm not gonna die" - Sam Darnold pic.twitter.com/w0J1MiZ2TL- Jets Videos (@snyjets) October 3, 2019