Darnold out indefinitely, Jets turn back to Flacco

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It keeps getting worse for quarterback Sam Darnold and the winless New York Jets.

With his right shoulder still ailing, Darnold won’t play Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers — the fourth time in six games he will sit out in favor of backup Joe Flacco.

Darnold will be out indefinitely, hoping a team-prescribed throwing regimen will allow him to get back on the field in the coming weeks, perhaps as soon as Week 12.

“I think it’s a smart decision not to play,” Darnold said Monday. “I think, giving it thought, it just has to heal. It’s got to have time. That’s kind of our mindset.”

The news is particularly troubling for the Jets (0-9) because they had hoped Darnold would be healthy enough to start after resting over the bye week.

The organization appears to be taking a more conservative approach than it did after the initial injury, a sprained AC joint, which occurred Oct. 1 against the Denver Broncos.

After sitting out two games, Darnold returned to the lineup with the idea that he’d manage the pain, with both him and team saying there was minimal risk. But he aggravated

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