A late hit from Myles Garrett took New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian out of the game, forcing them to use third-stringer Luke Falk.
New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian left Monday’s game against the Cleveland Browns with an apparent ankle injury. The injury was the result of a late hit from Browns linebacker Myles Garrett.
Trevor Siemian's ankle just snapped!!! 🤢🤢🤢 pic.twitter.com/Bb8zsFhJSH
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Cleveland was flagged 15 yards for the third-down penalty, as Siemian’s desperation heave to tight end Ryan Griffin fell incomplete. It was Garrett’s second penalty for roughing the passer of the game.
With Sam Darnold (illness) out indefinitely, the Jets were forced to turn to the veteran Siemian, who started 24 games as a member of the Denver Broncos.
In his place came Luke Falk, a second-year veteran who took his first regular-season snaps. Prior to his departure, Siemian completed 3-of-6 for 3 yards and was sacked twice. Siemian would, to the surprise of many, walk off the field with assistance before limping to the locker room.
Energized by the rushes of Le’Veon Bell (31 yards on seven carries on the ensuing drive), the Jets banded together to score their first points of the game. Sam Ficken converted a 46-yard field to narrow the Jets deficit to 13-3 late in the first half.
After halftime, ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported that head coach Adam Gase had no update on Siemian’s status.
Check back for updates on Siemian’s injury as this story develops.