Patriots’ Mac Jones and Bill Belichick decline to discuss details of reported ‘serious’ ankle injury
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New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones declined to speak specifics with the media on Monday after suffering what reports are calling a sprained ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Jones began his presser by deferring all questions about his injury to head coach Bill Belichick but added that his status is « day to day ».
« I take it day by day and make sure everything is okay. Honestly, all injury questions are Coach Belichick’s thing, so I’m not here to answer them, » Jones said. .
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« I appreciate everyone reaching out and watching over me, but it’s kind of an everyday thing. I’m just trying to improve myself. »
On his final throw in Sunday’s 37-26 loss, Jones was hit hard by Baltimore defensive lineman Calais Campbell who also landed on his left ankle in the process. Jones immediately flared up in pain but could not put weight on the leg.
He was eventually helped off the field to the locker room.
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The NFL Network reported Monday that tests confirmed Jones suffered a « fairly serious » ankle sprain, but that he will undergo further evaluation.
« I think, as I said, [I’m] just take it day by day and see how I feel and do my treatment and kind of go through it and like I always do just focus on today and when tomorrow comes just focus on tomorrow” , replied Jones when asked if he planned to play in week 4.
« Certainly any updates, like I said, you can talk to the coach about it. »
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But Belichick offered even less about Jones’ status earlier in the day.
« Really no update on him. We’ll follow the process and see where things stand this morning, but nothing definitive at this stage. »
Asked about the specific injury reported in the media, Belichick said he was « not going to make wild speculations ».