Mac Jones of the New England Patriots was not available to the media after suffering a back injury in the Patriots’ loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Mac Jones of the New England Patriots suffered a back injury in Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the Miami Dolphins and needed X-rays after the game.
The team cancelled his scheduled news conference, but he will meet with the media remotely on Monday, according to the Patriots.
Jones completed 21 of 30 passes for 213 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He was sacked twice, including a massive hit in the second quarter on a blindside blitz that caused him to fumble and the Dolphins to return it for a touchdown.
Jones headed to the X-ray room on his own after the game, escorted by Patriots security personnel.
He stayed in the room for around five minutes before returning to the team’s dressing room. Soon after, a Patriots media official informed that Jones would not be holding his news conference due to a back injury.
Jones played the entire game, assisted by veteran Brian Hoyer and rookie Bailey Zappe.
Coach Bill Belichick claimed he didn’t know if Jones was hurt since he hadn’t been in the locker room. When asked about his performance, Jones stated, “There weren’t many incomplete passes.”
On September 18, the Patriots will play the Pittsburgh Steelers.