FOXBORO -- The thumb injury Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett sustained Thursday night is "minor", according to a source.
Brissett hurt his right thumb in the second half of the Patriots' 27-0 win over the Texans.
CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports separately that Brissett will not need surgery.
While there's no prognosis yet for Brissett as to whether he'll be available next week, the fact he was able to not only finish the game but throw with high velocity probably indicates that with nine days rest, he should be able to play against Buffalo.
The Patriots are already facing uncertainty about the availability of second-string quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who suffered a Grade 2 AC joint separation against Miami. He may have a chance to come back against Buffalo, but his practice availability beginning Tuesday is certainly in question.
The same may go for Brissett, depending on the pain level he's experiencing with his thumb. This could leave the Patriots in a position where they are without enough healthy quarterbacking bodies to run practices next week. The team did have T.J. Yates in this past week. If the progress of both Brissett and Garoppolo is troubling, the team may need to make a roster move.