The New England Patriots revealed after their season-opening loss to the host Miami Dolphins that quarterback Mac Jones would not be available to the media due to a back injury.
Reporters in Miami Gardens, Fla. saw Jones head into the stadium’s X-ray room. NFL Network later reported that Jones’ X-rays were negative and he’d undergo further testing.
New England did not say when Jones suffered the injury. He did not miss a snap of the 20-7 defeat.
Jones completed 21 of 30 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was also sacked twice and lost a fumble on one sack that the Dolphins returned for a touchdown.
The loss was the first game of Jones’ second season in the NFL after starting all 17 games of his rookie campaign in 2021.
–Field Level Media