NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had surgery Friday to repair his injured left thumb and running back Zac Stacy had surgery on his broken left ankle.
Coach Todd Bowles says Fitzpatrick is still on track to return for the Jets' next game at Houston on Nov. 22, but Stacy is out for the season.
Fitzpatrick tore a thumb ligament on his non-throwing hand at Oakland on Nov. 1 and played through it in two games while wearing a brace. With a break after New York's 22-17 loss to Buffalo on Thursday night, Fitzpatrick opted to have the procedure now instead of after the season.
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Stacy was carted from the field after returning a kickoff on the final play of the first half against the Bills.
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