Mike White's second career NFL start lasted just two series.
The Jets quarterback exited early against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football due to a forearm injury and did not return to New York's eventual 45-30 loss.
White sustained his injury during the Jets' second drive of the game. The quarterback's arm hit Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner on the follow-through of a pass attempt.
White initially played through the injury, finishing that same first-quarter drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass to rookie wideout Elijah Moore.
But backup Josh Johnson took the field with New York's offense for their next possession.
White was listed as questionable to return, but he never reentered the game.
Johnson, who finished the night 27 of 41 for 317 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception, was New York's only other available quarterback after being elevated from the practice squad. The Jets acquired Joe Flacco from the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but he's yet to suit up with New York since the trade.
White was making his second straight start while filling in for injured No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson, who is sidelined with a PCL injury. In his first career start, White led the Jets to an upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8 with a 405-yard, three-touchdown performance.
New York's next game is a Week 10 divisional matchup with the first-place Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium.