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The New England Patriots already knew they were going to be without quarterback Mac Jones for a little while following his latest injury suffered this weekend. Now, they know about how long he’ll be off the field.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Jones suffered a “severe high ankle sprain” and will miss “multiple games.” Per Schefter, the injury would “cause many to have surgery” and the team and their quarterback are currently trying to figure out the best way forward.

It’s pretty tough news for the Patriots, who are 1-2 on the season so far and staring at a major gap between them and the AFC East-leading Miami Dolphins and high-powered Buffalo Bills.

Bill Belichick’s team is expected to turn to Brian Hoyer to be their starting quarterback in the interim, though it’s possible they could also try to bring in someone like Gardner Minshew or even Cam Newton to compete. The team also has rookie Baily Zappe on the roster.

Belichick has a lot of big decisions to make before the Patriots head out to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers this weekend. But before then, the NFL world has some strong reactions to the Jones news, including what New England should do about it.

We now wait to see if Jones returns this season or if the Patriots decide he should get surgery and heal up.

[Adam Schefter]

About Sean Keeley

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