NY Jets star QB Sam Darnold will not be playing this week’s Monday Night game against the Cleveland Browns contracting mono according to head coach Adam Gase.
Mononeuclosis has been dubbed the “kissing disease” by many because it’s usually contracted via saliva. Unfortunately for Darnold he could be out several weeks
Via The Mayo Clinic
Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensils with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn’t as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold.
The virus has an incubation period of approximately four to six weeks, although in young children this period may be shorter. Signs and symptoms such as a fever and sore throat usually lessen within a couple of weeks, but fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes and a swollen spleen may last for a few weeks longer.
Of course, the Internet had jokes about Darnold’s unfortunate circumstance.