Oct 1, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) falls back while being sacked during the second half against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Jets QB Darnold isn’t worried about shoulder injury

Rare to consider given how the first month of the season has progressed, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has time on his side.

Darnold and the Jets don’t play until Oct. 11, which should give him the opportunity to rest and recover from a shoulder injury he suffered Thursday. The Jets lost to the Denver Broncos, 37-28, despite Darnold’s 46-yard touchdown run.

“I’ve had something similar, so I wasn’t too worried,” Darnold said. “Once they told me I could go out there again, I started to get excited.”

Darnold said being slammed to the turf in the first quarter was painful, but he isn’t considered with the official prognosis from the Jets. The team isn’t required to share an update on his condition until Wednesday ahead of the game with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Jets continue to shuffle offensive linemen in front of Darnold, who was sacked six times in the game.

He briefly left the field and went to the locker room with trainers on Thursday.

Head coach Adam Gase said last week he wouldn’t consider benching Darnold after a Week 3 loss in which he threw three interceptions.

“He just needs to keep playing,” Gase said.

–Field Level Media

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