Jets’ Fitzpatrick expected to miss game with concussion

NEW YORK — Jets quarterback Geno Smith is expected to be out for the rest of the preseason with a concussion.

Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that Smith was examined by the team’s medical staff and was cleared to return to practice Saturday.

The Jets did not have any other information on his condition, but Bowles was optimistic Smith would be ready for the season opener against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 31.

The quarterback’s absence could make it difficult for the Jets to fill the backup role.

The Jets opened their preseason schedule with a 45-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Bowles has been under fire for his lack of play, especially in the second half of the season, and the team has been without starters Jacoby Brissett and Josh McCown.

The team could still be without their starting quarterback in Week 1 against the New York Giants.

Smith has missed five games since suffering the concussion in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay in Week 6.

Smith had missed three games with a shoulder injury in 2013.