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Patriots say QB Mac Jones suffered back injury

Sep 11, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws the football during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

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