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NFL Starting Quarterback Will 'Likely' Miss Multiple Games With Injury

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An NFL starting quarterback is going to be out for this next portion of the 2022 season. That quarterback is Mac Jones of the New England Patriots. 

Jones, the former first-round pick out of Alabama, suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Patriots' Week 3 game vs. the Baltimore Ravens. It's still unclear if he will require surgery because of it. 

However, Jones is expected to miss multiple games. That means the Patriots will have to go with backup Brian Hoyer in the meantime. 

"Patriots’ QB Mac Jones has what doctors diagnosed as a severe high ankle sprain that would cause many to have surgery, per sources. He is likely to miss multiple games. Jones and the Patriots still are discussing his options and the best way to proceed," said ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It's worth noting Schefter says a high ankle sprain, like the one Mac Jones suffered on Sunday, requires some to undergo surgery. The Patriots are going to meet together to discuss if that's the best option moving forward. 

In the meantime, Brian Hoyer will be running the New England offense until Jones returns. It's also plausible the Pats look at other quarterback options around the League. 

The Patriots battle the Packers at Lambeau this Sunday.