FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots quarterback Mc Jones It’s with what doctors have described as a severe ankle sprain that would require surgery, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jones could miss several games, sources said, and he and the Patriots are still discussing his options and the best course of action.
Jones, who suffered a sprain in Sunday’s 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, deflected questions on his recovery time when asked earlier on Monday.
In a video conference call with reporters at the Veterans Institute, Jones repeated the words “day by day” or “day by day” nine times.
“I’m going to take it day by day, take my treatment and do what I do. See how I feel,” he said. “If you have more questions like this, talk to the coach [Bill] I think Belichick likes these questions.
Jones, who was in serious pain as he left the field Sunday, laughed and smiled as he delivered a line about Belichick, who downplayed the injury to reporters.
The Patriots (1-2) visit the Green Bay Packers (2-1) on Sunday, and Belichick said early Monday that he could not rule out Jones being placed on injured reserve.
Jones echoed these thoughts: “A lot of times you don’t really know what’s going to happen. You just have to get your treatment, and hopefully you’ll feel better the next day, and then you’ll grow. … I’m just here biding my time, just letting it play out, seeing what I feel.” Honestly, I’m just trying to deliver tomorrow and get my recovery going.
Patriot Brian Hoyer He is the Patriots’ top backup and a fourth-round draft pick. Bailey Zappe Western Kentucky is the No. 3 option.
Long time captain Matthew Slater The Patriots were asked Monday how they might respond if they were without Jones.
“I hope we don’t have to look for this, but I believe we will return the right way,” he said. “We’re very early in our season, and if we don’t handle it the right way, this thing can get away from us.”
Hoyer has lost 11 consecutive starts, the longest streak in the NFL.
Meanwhile, the Packers have won 14 consecutive regular-season home games, the longest active streak in the NFL.