Patriots CB Marcus Jones discusses dealing with late-season concussion

New England Patriots cornerback Marcus Jones is opening up about his first NFL concussion, as the 2022 season comes to a close.

Jones took a hit in New England’s Christmas Eve matchup in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He returned on offense after walking slowly to the sideline following the hit. Everything appeared to be fine, but then he missed the entire week of practice leading up to the game against the Miami Dolphins.

He returned for the season finale against the Buffalo Bills and showcased his versatility in a game where he played 51 snaps defensively, two offensive snaps, and nine special teams snaps.

The rookie third-round draft pick opened up about the experience of dealing with a concussion and what it took for him to get back on the field.

“It was one of those situations where I just talked to the trainers and told them I needed to talk to them,” said Jones, via NESN’s Dakota Randall. “… We have great doctors there and everything. So, we made sure before I got on the field, I was totally cleared. So, we handled that and everything and just moving forward.”

Jones will look to provide even more of a boost to the Patriots, as his second season will get underway in 2023.

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Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire