Report: Mac Jones seeking second opinion from Nets team doctor initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
What number of video games will Mac Jones miss as a consequence of his ankle harm? That will depend upon the opinion of the Brooklyn Nets’ workforce physician.
Jones, who reportedly suffered a “severe” high ankle sprain within the New England Patriots’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3, will search a second opinion on his ankle from Dr. Martin O’Malley of the New York Hospital for Particular Surgical procedure, NFL Community’s Mike Giardi reported Tuesday.
O’Malley is an orthopedic surgeon at HSS, the place he makes a speciality of “reconstructive surgical procedure of the foot and ankle” and has “particular experience in ankle substitute and sports activities accidents of the foot and ankle,” per the HSS website.
He is additionally the Nets’ workforce orthopedist who carried out Joe Harris’ ankle surgical procedure final November and operated on Kevin Durant’s Achilles in 2019. O’Malley has expertise working on NFL gamers as effectively, most lately performing former Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson’s ankle surgical procedure in August.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that Jones’ ankle sprain “would trigger many to have surgical procedure,” and that Jones is “more likely to miss a number of video games” as a consequence of his harm. So, it is doable that O’Malley will assist Jones decide whether or not he wants that surgical procedure whereas clarifying how a lot time he must miss.
Within the meantime, backup quarterback Brian Hoyer is predicted to start out towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers in Week 4. Hoyer has misplaced 11 straight begins and hasn’t received a begin since 2016, so it is positively within the Patriots’ greatest curiosity to get Jones again on the sector as quickly as doable.