According to a source who spoke with Adam Schefter of ESPN, quarterback Mac Jones of the New England Patriots is thought to have sustained a high ankle sprain on Sunday during the final moments of the Patriots’ defeat to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 37-26.
Mac Jones Will Receive an MRI To Check for A High Ankle Sprain
According to the source, the quarterback, who is in his second year, will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis and establish the severity of the injury.
Jones Jumped Off the Field Without Using His Left Leg
Jones immediately leaped off the field without placing any weight on his left leg and proceeded to the locker room after the injury.
According to a source, first examinations of the injury showed that it was nothing that would put an end to his season. The head coach, Bill Belichick, said at his postgame press conference that he did not have any fresh information on Jones’ health.
Jones was not made available for his postgame press conference; however, he is slated to speak with the media on Monday. Jones suffered the injury on his last throw attempt of the day, which resulted in an interception late in the fourth quarter.
He was hit by Calais Campbell, a defensive lineman for the Ravens, and instantly clutched for his left ankle after the contact. Campbell, who stood 6-foot-8 and weighed 307 pounds, left his feet in the process of hitting Jones and then fell on top of Jones.
Jones’ Bent Left Leg as He Landed on It
Campbell contacted the bottom portion of Jones’ bent left leg as he landed on it. Jones moved his left hand to his left ankle, stood up, and then hopped over to the Patriots’ bench.
Jones bypassed the popup tent that is typically located on the sidelines for injured players and walked directly to the locker room after he was hurt. Campbell shared his observations of what took place in the play.
“In the last quarter of play, the outcome of the game is in question. They made a few plays to move the ball, and it is just a full-court, pass-rush mindset, but it seems like they are going to win “Campbell said.
“I believe that all I was trying to do was put pressure on him, hit him, make him uncomfortable, and force him to throw an interception.
In addition, I believe that simply was a solid football play. It breaks my heart to watch him in pain. That is the most frustrating aspect of playing this game. You never want to watch boys get wounded. I hope he is okay.
Jones ended the game with a completion percentage of 22 of 32 passes for 302 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. He added five rushing attempts for 31 yards and a score to his stat line.
On Sunday, the Patriots (1-2) will travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers. The safety and longtime captain Devin McCourty said, “I know if he has anything he can go and play with, he’s going to play with it.”
We Need to Figure Out What It Is
“We are going to have to find out what it is, and then decide as a group how to proceed. We are going to maintain our support for him in the future.”
Linebacker Matthew Judon, who was just acquired: “We are in the dark about what took place; further information will be provided in the next days. However, I will be traveling with the tenth group. We can only hope that he’s okay.”
The Patriots’ top backup quarterback is the veteran, Brian Hoyer, while the rookie Bailey Zappe is the team’s No. 3 option.
Center When it was questioned how much faith the Patriots had in Hoyer, one of the team’s captains, David Andrews, said that they have a lot of confidence in Hoyer. “Tons. Brian has a long history of service in this location “Andrews remarked.
“I have a lot of respect for the way that he comes in and works every day and prepares as if he is going to play,” said the other player.