Isaiah Bolden, a rookie cornerback for the New England Patriots, had a scary moment on Saturday night during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Bolden collided with teammate Calvin Munson and had to be transported to a hospital in Green Bay.
With 10:27 remaining in the fourth quarter, the game was called off and the Patriots announced that their joint practices with the Tennessee Titans in Tennessee had been canceled. This decision was made after Bolden’s injury, in order to prioritize the player’s health and safety.
Fortunately, Bolden was able to fly back with the team on Sunday and head coach Bill Belichick confirmed that he spoke to Bolden. Belichick mentioned that Bolden was alert and traveled with the team. Despite waking up with a headache on Sunday, Bolden was reportedly in good spirits and doing well.
It is still unknown when Bolden will be able to return to action, but it appears that he has avoided a serious injury. This is certainly good news for the Patriots as they head into the regular season.
Due to Bolden’s injury and the team’s concern for his well-being, the Patriots made a difficult decision to return home instead of continuing on to Tennessee. Belichick stated that they felt it was the best thing to do, although he did not provide specific reasons for the decision. The severity of Bolden’s injury likely played a role in the team’s choice.
The Patriots will now resume practice in Foxboro on Tuesday and Wednesday before traveling to Nashville for their preseason finale against the Titans on Friday. This game will serve as a final opportunity for the team to fine-tune their preparations before the start of the regular season.
As fans eagerly await news of Bolden’s recovery, the Patriots will continue to focus on their upcoming games and hope for a successful season ahead.