Scans on New England Patriots QB Mac Jones' again get back 'regular'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Scans on New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones‘ again bought here again “regular,” a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.

The again harm is simply not thought of extreme, primarily based on the supply, nonetheless the workforce will proceed to observe how Jones is feeling this week earlier than Sunday’s avenue sport in the direction of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jones expert again spasms, primarily based on the supply.

Sources mentioned Jones felt notably greater upon his return to Massachusetts on Sunday evening time, after which Monday morning, as in contrast with immediately after the workforce’s 20-7 season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Jones had his postgame information convention canceled and the workforce introduced he had a again harm.

Coach invoice Belichick confirmed that Jones returned residence with the workforce. talking on accidents typically, Belichick mentioned Monday morning: “i do know all people’s hungry for an up-to-the-second replace, however one in every of the most interesting methods to deal with these situations is usually to current considerably time, see what occurs, run no matter checks or evaluation should be run, after which go from there.”

After Sunday’s sport, whereby Jones accomplished 21-of-30 for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception, the quarterback was seen strolling beneath his personal power to the X-ray room flanked by safety personnel.

He spent about 5 minutes inside the room earlier than strolling again to the workforce’s locker room. Shortly thereafter, a Patriots media official introduced that Jones wouldn’t be holding his information convention, including that he had a again harm.

The Patriots mentioned Jones would meet with the media virtually on Monday.

Jones, who’s backed up by veteran Brian Hoyer and rookie Bailey Zappe, performed the whole sport.

He was sacked twice, taking an huge hit inside the second quarter on a blindside blitz on which he fumbled the ball and the Dolphins returned it for a touchdown. He additionally absorbed a crushing blow from two Dolphins defenders — one in the direction of his greater physique, one shut to his legs — on a fourth-quarter play whereby Miami was flagged for a roughing the passer penalty.