Report: X-rays negative for Mac Jones, further evaluation of back Monday

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Patriots quarterback Mac Jones hurt his back during Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins and went for X-rays after the game to begin diagnosing the severity of the injury.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the X-rays were negative and that Jones will move on for further evaluation on Monday. Head coach Bill Belichick had no comment on the injury during his postgame press conference and Jones did not speak to the media because of the injury.

Jones was 21-of-30 for 213 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the 20-7 loss. He was sacked twice and hit three times over the course of the afternoon.

Brian Hoyer and rookie Bailey Zappe are the backup quarterbacks in New England. Zappe was inactive for Sunday’s game.

21 responses to “Report: X-rays negative for Mac Jones, further evaluation of back Monday

  1. Hopefully it’s nothing serious. Brian Hoyer might actually make this team competitive.

    -Signed the rest of the AFC East

  2. Unlike people that come on boards and love to gloat about injuries, I’ll wish this kid is ok. He’s a human

  3. This is becoming an annual thing for the Patriots Fans to grab at straws, make excuses and claim their next QB is the next coming of Christ (Brady). Get used to it… Mac is not the answer and neither is Zappe (who fed on terrible NCAA competition) you will be bottom dwellers for years to come. Devante Parker was hilarious; just surprised he didn’t get hurt on his only meaningless catch.

  4. Notice how Mac sprinted off the field after the loss? He is taking a page out of the Tom Brady book when losing a football game. Didn’t shake any hands or anything. Pretty poor sport is the image he portrays.
    The kid is good and will be solid within a few seasons.

  5. Parker is horrible, when you listen to the journalists and broadcasting teams they talk like he is special but last year when he was with Miami they never spoke much about him. Still the same injury prone WR that is at best a number 2 WR. Since he is with NE now everyone thinks he is a star. It’s laughable

  6. I think TB6 said Mac was really going to miss NKeal Harry…..first time the toddler was right.

  7. The disgraced cheater belichick and mac “Baby Arm” jones will never compete with Josh Allen, the NFLs new Tom Brady. Not in 15 years. This is the what boston fans deserve.

    The fact that there are some of them that actually thought their team wasn’t a total joke with no chance is hilarious.

    What did you possibly think I meant when I told you they had no QB, no playmakers, no defense? What are you surprised about?

  8. The only thing that will be back breaking for Mac Jones is running this offense with this coordinator.

  9. orchidsofasia says:
    September 11, 2022 at 8:29 pm
    The disgraced cheater belichick and mac “Baby Arm” jones will never compete with Josh Allen, the NFLs new Tom Brady. Not in 15 years. This is the what boston fans deserve.

    The fact that there are some of them that actually thought their team wasn’t a total joke with no chance is hilarious.

    What did you possibly think I meant when I told you they had no QB, no playmakers, no defense? What are you surprised about?
    ———————————————————————-
    Print your real name here and although I don’t agree with your over-the-top comments I will have great respect for you.
    But of course, you won’t, so in my opinion you’re simply acting as a schmuck who writes 💩 because you’re anonymous.

  10. For all those guys that keep laying it on Mac and saying that Belichick needs Brady….

    Jones was 21-of-30 for 213 yards, a touchdown, and an interception
    Brady went 18-of-27 for 212 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

    Its not the QB

  11. I dont get the arm strength/noodle arm comments. He throws the ball better than Tua. The Dolphins handled business. But it isnt like they dominated the game. Tua tried to give the ball to NE on multiple occasions, and it just wasnt that kind of day for the Pats. Heck a wide open McCourty had an INT knocked away by his own team. That kind of day. Add in the hometown officiating and it was a tall task to win in the NFL. For all the talk about NE’s offense, the Dolphins managed only 13 points against “a terrible Pats defense”. If the Patriots defense is bad, the Dolphins are screwed when they start playing good teams. In other words, that 20-7 final score was 3 plays away from being a 14-13 Pats win. Its week one, relax. I wouldnt be too excited if I were a fish fan after that game.

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