If you were seated near the stairway toward the Patriots locker room Sunday afternoon, you probably thought Mac Jones’ season was over.
The Patriots quarterback could end up missing time after injuring his left ankle late in New England’s 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but Jones reportedly returned negative X-rays after hobbling off the field at Gillette Stadium. Still, judging by photos of Jones limping down the stairs behind the Patriots bench, it’s clear he was in significant pain after having his ankle rolled up on by Baltimore defensive lineman Calais Campbell.
Check out these photos taken by an Associated Press photographer, via Chris Mason of MassLive:
And here’s another photo from Boston Sports Journal photographer Adam Richins:
Jones’ injury obviously will be closely monitored ahead of New England’s Week 4 road game against the Green Bay Packers. He didn’t speak to reporters after the game, and Bill Belichick declined to offer an update on Jones.
The sophomore QB endured a roller-coaster game before exiting with his injury. Jones completed 22 of 32 passes for 321 yards to go along with three awful interceptions in the losing effort.
The Patriots now are 1-2 on the young season.