The New England Patriots’ cornerback group suffered a major loss this week: starting slot cornerback Jonathan Jones, who was just recently sent to injured reserve due to a shoulder ailment, underwent season-ending surgery.
After the procedure, Jones took to social media to give a quick update:
Adversity is a part of the game. Surgery was successful. Ready to start the road to recovery. I’ll be back better than ever.
Jones originally hurt his shoulder in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, and was forced to leave the game early on. Until that point, he had appeared in all of the Patriots’ games this season and was on the field for 181 defensive snaps — most of them guarding the slot.
With him now out for the remainder of the year, New England’s cornerback group is down to six players: J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills, Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant, and Shaun Wade are on the active roster, with D’Angelo Ross offering depth on the practice squad.