Green Bay, WS – New England Patriots quarterback Brian HoyerWho was taking the place of the wounded? Mac Joneswas eliminated from Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers in the second series after suffering a heavy blow to a sack.
Hoyer was assessed for a head injury, and at the start of the second quarter, the team announced he would not return.
non-veteran Billy Zappythe fourth round of Western Kentucky, took over as Hoyer.
The Patriots don’t have any other backfield players on their 53-man roster. One of their emergency options, the recipient Jacoby MyersHe is inactive for Sunday’s game due to a knee injury.
Hoyer went to the pop-up blue medical tent on the sidelines, and after about five minutes, he got out of the tent and walked into the locker room for further evaluation. Hoyer had put out a 10-play, 56-yard opening campaign that culminated in a 37-yard field goal to give the Patriots an early 3-0 lead.
He was playing in place of Jones, who suffered a sprained left ankle at the end of the third week of the Baltimore Ravens’ loss.
Hoyer wasn’t the only player to leave the match with an injury, like a tight end Juno Smith Lamer late in the second quarter and went to the locker room for evaluation. It is doubtful that he will return with an injured ankle.
Sunday also, safety packages Adrian Amos He was disqualified in the first half due to a concussion.
ESPN’s Rob Damofsky contributed to this report.
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