FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — At the tail-end of the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins game on Sunday, fans turned their attention to Patriots Quarterback Mac Jones, who seemed to be entering the X-ray room to be evaluated following the team's loss. Those X-rays reportedly came back negative for any broken bones.
Though Jones said he felt pain in his back, during a press conference on Monday, the quarterback said he plans on playing in next week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"I definitely feel better and I want to be ready to play against Pittsburgh and I feel good. Yesterday I was talking to the trainers just trying to get back— [I] wasn't feeling too hot after the game but definitely feel a lot better," Jones said.
One reporter asked if the injury Jones sustained came from a high-low hit seen in the fourth quarter.
"Yeah I think so, I just kept playing and try to work through it— it's football, you're going to get hit. I've been hit harder before, we'll probably get hit harder in the future. It's part of the game— it's all good," Jones said.
The Patriots lost to the Dolphins 7 to 20 on Sunday.
WBZ's Brian Antonelli (@GuPogs) reports.