Jets' McCown has sore thumb, Darnold uncertain to practice

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Josh McCown has a sore right thumb that coach Todd Bowles thinks won't keep him out of practice.

McCown banged his hand on a helmet, causing a cut during New York's 27-13 loss to New England on Sunday. The 39-year-old veteran QB had a heavy wrap on his hand as he left the locker room.

McCown made his second straight start in place of rookie Sam Darnold, who has been sidelined with a foot strain. Bowles says Monday that Darnold's injury is improving, but adds that it's too early to know whether he might practice Wednesday.

Darnold has not played or participated in team drills since injuring his foot at Miami on Nov. 4. Davis Webb has served as McCown's backup in New York's past two games.

The Jets, who have lost five straight games, play at Tennessee on Sunday.

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