Report: Patriots fear ligament and/or tendon damage for Mac Jones

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Patriots quarterback Mac Jones needed to be carried to the locker room after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. He appeared in a lot of pain.

A report soon after the game indicated X-rays of Jones’ left ankle were negative.

But Mike Giardi of NFL Media now reports the Patriots fear Jones has “tendon and/or ligament damage” in his ankle, which X-rays wouldn’t show.

Jones will undergo further medical testing Monday to determine the extent of the injury.

He was 22-of-32 for 321 yards and three interceptions on Sunday. The third of his picks came on the same play that led to his ankle injury, which was the Patriots’ final offensive play with 1:55 remaining.

It is the second time in three weeks Jones has dealt with an injury during a game. He had back spasms in the Patriots’ season opener against the Dolphins. Sunday’s injury, though, looks like it is more serious.

46 responses to “Report: Patriots fear ligament and/or tendon damage for Mac Jones

  1. You see this guys stats? I think this may be a blessing in disguise if he misses time. He’s got 2 TDs to 5 INTs on the year. He’s the one holding them back. Hoyer may actually make this team competitive.

  2. When some people cheer other teams injuries, the football gods are watching. That being said, I hope this guy gets better fast.

  3. Watch Bailey Whatsisname tear up the league for about 3 games until everyone gets tape on him.
    Happens every time.

  4. When some people cheer other teams injuries, the football gods are watching.

    Bills fans are screwed then, nothing but snark from them about the injury on the other article

  5. I’m not looking for the “football gods” wrath, but all the INTs from Macaroni was pretty funny.

  6. Sadly, Mac Jones outplayed Brady and Rodgers today along with Herbert and Derek Carr, amongst many others.

    It’s the horrendous 2 INts that lost the game. That’s how
    bad INTs can be for a qb and a team result.

    Bad decision making in 2 situations, while not good, are not unfixable things.

    Josh Allen had 20 turnovers in his 2nd year.

  7. Unlike Beantown Troll, I would never, will never, revel in another team’s athlete’s injury. I hope Jones recovers fully and quickly from this injury.

  8. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 25, 2022 at 7:10 pm
    Bailey Zappe is about to take over the league

  9. patsfan4lifedynasty says:

    Bailey Zappe is about to take over the league.


    In August you were telling us Mac Jones was going to take over the league. Which is it?

  10. Pats are just playing for pride now with Mac Jones out. Get the Packers and Lions back to back and I don’t see them beating either of them.

  11. Shame. I’m with simms. SF has a SB in their future if they drafted Mac. Patriots will really be lost without Jones.

  12. That looked bad when it happened. Hope for the best for Mac – he seems like a really good dude, and injuries are always a drag.

  13. “Sadly, Mac Jones outplayed Brady and Rodgers today ”

    Mac Jones didn’t outplay anyone. No touchdowns and 3 interceptions is pathetic.

  14. As a Pats fan I’ll be disgusted if I have to watch Hoyer. Dude’s nothing but a clipboard holder. Put in Bailey Zappe, at least he will compete.

  15. The Patriots aren’t exactly built to win now. That being said, I don’t think they are willing to sign off on a losing season either. At a minimum, I would expect Cam to get a phone call.

  16. Put in Bailey Zappe, at least he will compete.
    If that’s what you wanna call it. I think he’ll find out the NFL is a little different than seeing teams like Marshall and UTSA
    on the schedule.

  17. I’ve had ligament damage that took three months to heal and that wasnt torn requiring surgery. If he needs that yes season over, may be over anyways. This guy doesnt seem to be able to read a d. Too many intercpetions where he didnt even see the defender.

  18. Should surgery be required and the season lost it may be a good thing regarding the coaching or lack thereof regarding BB and his team … as its woefully painful this team needs high end talent and with hopefully a top ten or higher pick, the owner Kraft steps in not to try the usual guy from tractor tech U cute stuff mr. chess thinks he can pull off but sadly the results of the last few years suggest otherwise and frankly most of us would not mind should you retire to your boat taking your coaching staff bloat which of whom none would be retained as they get with the league in the modern day and ways.

  19. KARMA for all those Lance hating trolls who cheered his injury and got all righteous! Kiss the 5 rings you jealous lo6ers!

  20. HATE to see injuries. I don’t care if it is Allen, Tua, Jackson, anyone. Hope he gest a favorable diagnosis.

  21. Mac Jones gives it his all every single week. It was hard to see him being carried to the locker room after this loss. I hope it’s not as bad as it looked.

  22. touchback6 says:
    September 25, 2022 at 7:33 pm
    Sadly, Mac Jones outplayed Brady and Rodgers today along with Herbert and Derek Carr, amongst many others.
    He threw 3 INT’s and buried his team. He was the most finished product coming into the league last year, and his head is scraping along his ceiling, plus he’s surprising no one this year. Don’t worry though. The “Quarterback Whisperer” Belichick will “coach him up”, as he’s done with so many other QB’s. The league is just littered with Brady clones that Belichick has created due to his offensive expertise and QB wisdom.

  23. Zach Wilson was a declared a bust for getting injured this preseason. How ironic he leaves the hospital the week Mac enters it.

  24. Jarrett Stidham is going to save this team…
    Mac Jones is going to save this team..
    Bailey Zappe is going to save this team..

    What is the over under on how many many names we add to this list

  25. The Patriots should trade with the Eagles for a QB… Ian Book. You didn’t think I meant Minshew, did you? I can’t imagine Minshew would be a good match for Belichick, besides he would only be a one year rental. Book has thrown NFL passes, he’s young and can improve, and could stick with Patriots for a while. Does a 7th get you Ian Book?

  26. I was pretty optimistic about Jones last year … he seemed to have regressed a bit from what I saw the last 3 games. Maybe it was McDaniels knowing what to plays to call for him, but Patricia/Judge are not the answer it seems, at least at this point.

  27. This brings back memories of Brady stepping in for Bledsoe, and providing that spark we needed. If I was a fan of any other NFL team I would be scared right now. Very scared.

  28. The injury was on a pretty dirty play. I will never respect any defender that grabs the offensive player, and then swings their lower body into his ankles. It is literally the reason the horse collar tackle was banned. But what else can you expect from the Ravens.

  29. Am I the only one that thinks that hit on him was a little dirty?
    Campbell pulled him down while he threw his body into the lower legs of Jones. Trapping Jones ankles under his body

  30. What’s up with Mac Jones screaming and acting like he stepped on a land mine. That’s two times he acted like that after two losses. Trey Lance flat out broke his ankle and he didn’t act like that.

    This dude might be a bit of an injury embellishing diva. I wonder what Coach Bill and the rest of that locker room thinks about that.

  31. touchback6 says:
    September 25, 2022 at 7:33 pm
    Sadly, Mac Jones outplayed Brady
    If the New England Patriots were offered a trade Tom Brady for Mac Jones straight up they would happily take it. You know it, I know it and they know it.

  32. Why is is that NE Patriot QBs ALL get hurt when they play the Ravens? They all seem soft. Like they can’t handle the physical brand of AFCN football

  33. Tom Brady says:
    September 25, 2022 at 10:19 pm
    Here come the excuses. Belichick’s D is awful. Genius? Lolol
    “Tom”, I was really surprised to see you lose to Aaron Rodgers last week. Perhaps if Belichick had been coaching you the Bucs would have won…

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