Mike White picked up where he left off during last Sunday's breakout game against the Bengals but the good vibes didn't last long. On the Jets' second drive of Thursday night's 45-30 loss to the Colts, White hit Elijah Moore on a game-tying, 19-yard touchdown pass.
But shortly after returning to the sideline, White had his right forearm looked at by the Jets' medical staff and was removed from the game. He spent the remainder of the contest on the sideline. White told the team's medical staff that he "just can't feel" his wrist/hand area while trying to throw on the sideline, per the Fox sideline reporter Kristina Pink. White went 7 of 11 for 95 yards and a touchdown on the Jets' first two possessions.
Following the game, Jets coach Robert Saleh said White was having trouble gripping the ball and his injury is being evaluated. Saleh added that he expects White to practice next week as well as injured starter Zach Wilson.
White was replaced by Josh Johnson, who had attempted just four passes since the start of the 2019 season. A fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft, the 35-year-old Johnson finished the night 27-for-41 for 317 yards with three touchdown passes and a late interception.