The New England Patriots reportedly got some good news about Mac Jones after the quarterback’s injury in the season opener.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jones “is believed to have been suffering from back spasms” and that there is a chance that the second-year quarterback could play in the team’s Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefer reports that Jones’ X-ray results were considered “normal” and that the injury is not thought to be serious.
The report comes as more positive news for Jones, who was spotted heading to the X-ray room following the Patriots’ season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins.
The Patriots announced that Jones had suffered a back injury and canceled the quarterback’s postgame press conference.
Bill Belichick said that Jones did travel back with the team, but did not give further updates on his condition. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports that Jones did feel better after returning to Massachusetts following the game.
Jones is scheduled to speak to the media virtually Monday afternoon. The Patriots will hold their next practice on Wednesday, at which point they will be required to give an injury report that includes Jones’ status.
Nick O’Malley, masslive.com