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NFL Quarterback Reportedly Suffered 'Pretty Severe' Ankle Injury During Sunday's Game

Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.

An NFL starting quarterback exited on of Sunday's Week 3 game in a lot of pain with an injury. Unfortunately, it sounds like it's as serious as advertised. 

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has reportedly suffered a "pretty severe" high-ankle sprain. He sustained the injury in the midst of New England's 37-26 loss to the Ravens at Gillette Stadium yesterday. 

There's a "hope" Jones won't require surgery. However, no official decision on a procedure has been made. 

Regardless, it appears Jones' status for the Pats' Week 4 game vs. the Packers at Lambeau is in serious jeopardy. A disappointing outcome for the second-year quarterback out of Alabama. 

"Tests confirmed #Patriots QB Mac Jones suffered a "pretty severe" high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the #Ravens, sources tell me and @RapSheet. The hope is Jones won't need surgery. Timetable still TBD but hard to imagine he plays this week vs. the #Packers," said NFL insider Tom Pelissero, via Twitter.

If Mac Jones is out for the foreseeable future, Bill Belichick essentially has two options. He can either move forward with Brian Hoyer or sign a free-agent. A trade is another option. 

Some are already mentioning Cam Newton as a possibility for the storied AFC East franchise. But there's no actual insider information pointing to a possible signing, at least not yet. 

Jones, meanwhile, appears to have a difficult recovery ahead. Hopefully it goes smoothly.