Initial examinations appear to support the injury sustained by Mac Jones in Sunday's defeat to the Baltimore Ravens.
According to Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots suffered a "very significant" high-ankle sprain to his left ankle on Monday.
Pelissero said, "It's hard to conceive" that Jones will play in Sunday's game against the Packers despite the fact that he is seeking a second opinion and the "hope" is that he won't need surgery.
a team source told NFL Network's Mike Giardi that they would be "surprised" if Mac Jones decided against surgery despite knowing that it may hasten the recovery process.
Rapoport first the news of the injury on Sunday, although a probable transfer to injured reserve wasn't ruled out.
Jones would be forced to miss the Patriots' upcoming four games against the Packers, Lions, Browns, and Bears if he were to be placed on injured reserve.