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Patriots QB could miss several weeks, per reports



Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday’s 37-26 loss to the Ravens, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jones hurt his ankle on the team’s final offensive play, when he took a hit from Baltimore defensive lineman Calais Campbell. Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not update his status after the game. Jones is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, per The Athletic. X-rays taken after Sunday’s game returned negative, according to multiple reports.

A high ankle sprain would likely sideline Jones for several weeks and possibly move him to injured reserve. If he’s placed on IR this week, the soonest Jones could return would be Oct. 30 at the Jets. Either way, veteran backup Brian Hoyer now appears primed to start next Sunday’s game at Green Bay.

The Patriots schedule after Green Bay is a home game versus Detroit on Oct. 9, a trip to Cleveland on Oct. 16, a Monday night home game versus Chicago on Oct. 24 and then the trip to New York.

Since re-signing with the Patriots before the 2020 season, Hoyer is 24-of-35 for 357 yards, one touchdown and a pick. His last start came in 2020, when he was benched in the second half of a Week 4 loss at Kansas City. Last year, Hoyer appeared exclusively in mop-up duty and completed nine of 11 passes.

Fourth-round rookie Bailey Zappe is the only other quarterback on the roster. Zappe has been a healthy scratch for all three games this season.

On Sunday, Jones completed 22 of 32 passes for 321 yards and tossed three interceptions and zero touchdowns for the first time in his career.



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