Petty was hurt on the first play of the fourth quarter in Saturday night’s 34-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins when he got sandwiched by Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh as he completed a 28-yard pass to Robby Anderson. He was replaced by former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Petty underwent a CT scan on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles told reporters Sunday he would wait until he received the results before determining who will start at quarterback at New England on Saturday. He will speak to the media again Monday.
“I’ll be good,” Petty said after the game. “A little sore right now, but I’ll be fine.”
It appeared few players on the offensive line other than center Wesley Johnson moved at the snap, and Wake and Suh easily converged on Petty in the backfield. The quarterback called it a “miscommunication,” but wouldn’t go into details on what happened on the play.
Petty got off to a good start in his third NFL start, capping an impressive first drive against the Dolphins with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Anderson.
But New York’s second possession ended when Petty was sacked by Wake and fumbled, and Suh recovered deep in Miami territory.
With the Jets at the Dolphins 27 and driving midway through the second quarter, Petty had his pass intended for Brandon Marshall intercepted by Wake.
Petty finished 20-of-36 for 235 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions before leaving with the injury.
“He started the game more confidently, obviously leading the first drive,” Bowles said. “Other than that, there’s still things he needs to work on.”
If Petty can’t play Saturday, it would appear Fitzpatrick would get the start against the Patriots. Rookie Christian Hackenberg is the only other quarterback on the active roster.
Hackenberg, a second-round pick, has been inactive all season and is largely considered a project who isn’t ready to play in a regular-season game.
As far as other injuries, Bowles said tests on defensive lineman Leonard Williams’ chest injury were negative. Right guard Brian Winters (shoulder) was still having tests conducted, and Bowles said the status of linebacker Darron Lee (left eye) was “unknown.”
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