Quarterback Mac Jones is out for the foreseeable future for the New England Patriots. It is anticipated that surgical intervention would be necessary for the player’s severe ankle injury. Adam Schefter that Jones will miss a few weeks due to an injury, and that the Patriots and the New England club are currently weighing their surgical alternatives.
Last Sunday’s loss, a 37-26 defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, resulted in a sprained ankle for Jones. When asked about the extent of his injuries, the quarterback did not provide a comeback date.
Every day, we’ll watch to see what happens next. Let’s see how I feel when I begin the rehabilitation procedure. Ask Bill Belichick, the team’s coach, if you have any further inquiries in this vein. Jones told reporters in a Monday video chat, “I think he’ll welcome those questions.”
Next Sunday, the Patriots will take on the Packers, who they have a record of two wins and two losses against. Belichick did not say whether the Patriots quarterback, Jones, would be placed on injured reserve after it became clear that they would not have him for the next three weeks. Communication that was consistent with Jones’s attitude toward the crisis.
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“Most of the time, we just can’t predict what’s going to take place. The plan is to kick off the healing process and, with any luck, observe some improvement within the next several days. I don’t have much to say right now. Ultimately, it comes down to doing the work and waiting, as Jones put it.
This week against the Packers, Brian Hoyer will start at quarterback.
Predictions see Brian Hoyer, a seasoned quarterback, taking over the Patriots’ attack. Bailey Zappe, a quarterback taken in the fourth round of the 2016 draft and thus the second backup to Hoyer, is the other alternative.
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Jones’s absence was also discussed during an interview with Matthew Slater, captain of the specialized team. One of the players changed his tone and became more upbeat about the team’s prospects now that they no longer had their quarterback.
The United States will react favorably, I assure you. Although we’re still early in the season, we must do everything in our power to maintain our position as a contender. And if we don’t, we’re going to have a tough time,” Slater warned.
But Hoyer’s recent performance does not give supporters much hope. For the whole NFL era (2016-2020), he has started 11 games and lost all of them. In comparison, Green Bay has the longest active home-winning streak in the league at 14 games.