Patriots Holding Out Hope That Garoppolo Can Start Thursday Night

Foxborro (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans might have to prepare for two different quarterbacks for Thursday night in Foxboro, Mass against the New England Patriots. Starting quarterback, until Tom Brady returns from suspension in week five, Jimmy Garoppolo injured his AC joint in his shoulder Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. It appeared that he would miss at least this week’s game with the quick turn around, but reports say he might be ready to play.

If Garoppolo can’t go for the Patriots, rookie Jacoby Brissett would step and get his first NFL start against one of the NFLs best defenses.

The Texans will have to prepare as if either one will start and the chance that Garoppolo can’t go. Inactives for the game will come out 90 minutes before kickoff on Thursday.

Reports of Garoppolo’s injury have ranged from out six to ten weeks, to starting on Thursday. It seems we won’t know until the Patriots have to officially let us know.

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