Jets QB Sam Darnold has suffered a strained foot that will may keep him out of Sunday's game against the Bills, a source confirmed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
The team will re-evaluate the rookie after the upcoming bye week, and his status for the Jets' Nov. 25 home game against the Patriots is "uncertain," according to the source. Josh McCown will start for the Jets against Buffalo, and Davis Webb will likely be activated from the practice squad to be the backup.
However, head coach Todd Bowles said after practice Wednedsay that he wouldn't officially rule out Darnold, who was considered day-to-day.
"Too early," Bowles said when asked if Darnold would be inactive. "We'll see how he comes along with the week."
But Bowles won't be forcing the 21-year-old out there if he isn't feeling 100 percent.
"If he's completely healthy, yes," he said when asked if Darnold will be able to play. "If he's not, he probably won't."
Darnold watched Wednesday's practice in street clothes and with a boot on his right foot. He said after Sunday's loss to the Dolphins that he was a bit dinged up, later adding that he was "fine."
"I feel fine," Darnold said Monday. "Some bumps and some bruises but everything is good."
Bowles noted not knowing about Darnold's injury until Monday, affirming that he was good on the plane ride back to Florham Park.
"I didn't hear about it until Monday," Bowles said. "He was fine on the plane. I guess he got banged up, he got tests run. I guess it got worse. So, I don't know what play specifically. Told me when he cut, but that could be on any number of plays."
McCown has taken only a few preseason snaps this entire season, but Bowles is confident he can get the job done if he's called on.
"I'm not concerned," Bowles said. "I mean, he practices everyday, takes reps all the time. He's a true professional and I think he'll be ready."