New England Patriots’ quarterback Mac Jones suffered what could be a serious left leg injury in the fourth quarter of the Patriots week three game. It was an unfortunate game all around as the Patriots lost by 11 points to the Baltimore Ravens, even while putting up 26 points.
The main story coming out of the game is now Mac Jones– he got caught underneath a hit from Ravens’ defensive tackle Calais Campbell late in the fourth quarter, on a play that ended with his third interception of the game.
The second year player hobbled straight to the sideline and immediately into the locker room, likely to undergo immediate testing. The Patriots losing Jones would be nothing short of devastating. Even though they lost, the offense was still able to put up 26 points, and they did show some signs of life here and there.
Jones threw for over 300 yards and was able to finally connect with DeVante Parker, who hauled in 5 catches for 156 yards, making it a near-career day for the veteran receiver. New England also rushed for nearly 150 yards as well. Rhamondre Stevenson led the way in this department with 73 yards on 12 carries.
Offensively, it was easily the team’s best performance of the season, which is frustrating because it’s been abundantly clear up until this point that the offense was the weak link of the team. Now, the day that the offense can get going a little bit, the defense is unable to contain the Ravens’ offense, but that’s for another story.
As of now, we do not know how severe Jones’ injury could be. If nothing is torn or broken, perhaps what we’re looking at is a high ankle sprain, which could put him out for several weeks, or even more than a month. I think, at this point, it’s not doing the fanbase any favors to try and project what kind of injury he suffered. Right now, I think the best course of action is to cross our fingers that nothing serious occured.