The New England Patriots week one 20-7 loss to the Miami Dolphins was dealt a further blow with the news that their star quarterback, Mac Jones, also suffered a back injury during the game and could miss their next fixture at Pittsburgh.
Patriots Worry With Mac Jones Back Injury
The New England Patriots, who have the most Super Bowl appearances, lost their fifth game in their last six on the road to the Dolphins at the weekend and to add to their woes, quarterback Mac Jones also injured his back during Sunday’s 20-7 season curtain raiser.
Jones was not made available to the media after the game.
It was reported that Jones was witnessed by reporters going into the Hard Rock Stadium’s X-ray room after the game and the Patriots QB was also not made available to the media post match.
Further reports suggested the stadium X-rays came back negative, but Jones will still undergo further test on suspected the back injury when the Patriots return to their base.
Jones, who is in his second season with New England, went 21-of-30 for 215 yards, also completed a touchdown pass and an interception. While Jones was also sacked twice and lost a fumble during the match.
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DID YOU KNOW? New England lose their season opener against Dolphins for a second straight year and have also lost 5 of their last 6 against Miami on the road
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Next Fixture For New England Patriots
Next up for the New England Patriots is a trip to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Sept 18 at the Acrisure Stadium.