Thursday, March 23 2023

The Patriots won’t have their starting quarterback available when they face the Packers on Sunday. 

The Boston Herald reported Friday that Mac Jones’ high-ankle sprain was reacting well to the treatment, and the second-year QB could be a game-time decision for the Week 4 matchup. However, backup Brian Hoyer was still “expected” to start, the report added.

Now, Hoyer officially steps into the role.

Jones returned to practice Friday after being sidelined the rest of the week. 

Despite missing the first two practices of the week, Jones was telling teammates not to count him out from playing on Sunday, the NFL Network reported Thursday.

Jones suffered what was described as a “pretty severe” high-ankle sprain following a hit from Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell in Week 3 that would typically require surgery, ESPN reported Monday. But Jones reportedly sought a second opinion.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday Jones’ ankle was progressing well over the previous 48 hours. When asked about any more specifics as to how long Jones would be out or if he would get surgery, Belichick constantly said they’re handling the situation “day-by-day.”

Mac Jones’ ankle injury

Dr. Matt Provencher, FOX Sports’ injury expert, discusses Mac Jones suffering a potential high ankle sprain and said that he could potentially miss “two to four weeks”.

The Patriots have gone 11-9 in games Jones has started in his young career. The second-year QB has struggled though to open the season, throwing for 786 yards with three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) and five interceptions with a 76.2 passer rating.

Hoyer has lost his last 11 starts and hasn’t started a game since Week 4 of the 2020 season, when he filled in for Cam Newton against the Kansas City Chiefs

Get more from National Football League Follow your favorites to get information about games, news and more

in this topic

Source: FOX Sports


Zach Wilson will start for Jets versus Steelers in Week 4 | THE HERD


Nick likes the Jaguars to end the Eagles' winning streak | What's Wright?

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

WATCH: Kevin Love Presents Cameron Boozer with the Gatorade Florida High School Basketball Player of the Year Award

The son of former NBA player Carlos Boozer, Cameron Boozer, has taken the high school basketball scene by storm. Watch Miami Heat power forward Kevin Love present Boozer with his Gatorade Florida High School Player of the Year Award. Cameron Boozer, a sophomore at Christopher Columbus High School in Florida, received a pleasant surprise from […]

Read More

J.T. Compher with a Goal vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports C.J. Stroud impresses Panthers; Panthers impress C.J. Stroud The Panthers sent 12 representatives to Columbus, Ohio, to watch C.J. Stroud throw. They took him to dinner on Tuesday night, getting to know one of the quarterbacks they are considering with the No. 1 overall selection. “Very likable. Really knows football. […]

Read More

UNC Star Armando Bacot Stays for Final Year with Tar Heels Thanks to Lucrative NIL Deals

In the wake of a disappointing season for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels, who failed to make the NCAA tournament after reaching the finals last year, a glimmer of hope emerges with the return of star player Armando Bacot. The 6’10” forward from Richmond, Virginia, ranked 21st in the 2019 ESPN 100, […]

Read More