Fortunately, he was seen leaving the room not long after. It remained unclear what the injury was or what it could’ve been caused by.
Looking back for an indication of when Jones was possibly injured, the last sack of the game came early in the 4th quarter when Miami’s Jevon Holland hit Jones hard. Holland received a roughing the passer penalty, but it was offset when both David Andrews and Ty Montgomery were charged with chop blocks.
When Bill Belichick took the podium, he was immediately asked for an update on Jones and whether or not he was hurt. He gave the typical Belichick-ian response: “I don’t know, I haven’t been in the training room.”
But once several Patriots players began speaking to the media, the team would announce Jones wouldn’t be making an appearance. They revealed the quarterback had suffered a back injury and would not be available to speak with.
With the media still present, Jones was seen briefly in the locker room with Patriots trainers. He reportedly appeared to be in pain, which is not the news you want to hear in only week one.
As the days go on this week, more details regarding the severity of Jones’ injury will (hopefully) be shared. It has been reported he will be more evaluated once the team returns to Foxboro. But with a difficult schedule overall but especially over the first month of the season, a serious injury would be a massive setback for the Patriots.
Make sure to check back with MusketFire.com for all updates regarding Jones’ injury and more over the course of the upcoming week.