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Mac Jones OUT for Week 4 vs. Packers

We break down the news that Mac Jones has a high-ankle sprain. What it means for Week 4 and beyond.

Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Jones has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against the Packers.

Friday update: Mac Jones is at practice on Friday, per Evan Lazar. We’ll see what the final injury report lists him as.

Thursday update: Mac Jones was not practicing on Thursday, per Mark Daniels.

Thursday early update: Jones has told teammates to not count him out of this weekend’s game against the Packers, per Mike Giardi. If this is true, then the reports of a severe high-ankle sprain are completely false. We’ll see.

Wednesday update: Jones didn't practice on Wednesday per the team’s official injury report.

The New England Patriots will be without their starting quarterback Mac Jones this week when they head to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Jones suffered a “pretty severe” high-ankle sprain on Sunday in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

There is no timetable for a return and head coach Bill Belichick will be his usual tight-lipped self, but if it is truly severe, Jones would likely miss at least four games, pushing the team to put him on I.R. at some point.

Fantasy football implications

Jones has been a capable quarterback so far in his short career, and his absence will be a detriment to the offense with journeyman Brian Hoyer as his direct backup. Belichick will most-likely try to slow the game down as much as possible to keep the score low and hope for turnovers and a decent run game to squeeze out wins.