Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick indicates he's leaning toward Friday for thumb surgery

Newsday—November 9, 2015

Newsday's Bob Glauber reports that Ryan Fitzpatrick, a quarterback for the New York Jets, will likely have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb on his non-throwing hand. The surgery is set to take place when there is a break in the season with the hopes that Fitzpatrick will be able to return to play for the next game.

According to Dr. Steve Lee, orthopedic hand surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, "Six weeks is usually the time frame for the ligament to heal, and then most people take four to six weeks for the rest of the healing process like rehab and hand therapy."

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