The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers issued statements following their game being suspended Saturday night.
New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers release statement
Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden sustained an injury with just over ten minutes to play in the fourth quarter. Per Aaliyan Mohammed with WSH Media, trainers rushed onto the field to aid Bolden before he was carted off:
“Bolden was drafted in the seventh round out of Jackson State University by the Patriots. He was injured after running into his teammate as they tried to make a play on a ball intended for Packers wide receiver Malik Heath. Bolden went down and trainers rushed onto the field and play was stopped as they checked on him.
Several minutes passed and eventually, the backboard came out and he was carted off the field on his back. Players from both sides were seen taking a knee as they watched trainers look at Bolden.”
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick mutually agreed to suspend play after the injury Saturday night.
Shortly after, the Patriots released a statement giving an update on Bolden:
“Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden sustained an injury during the fourth quarter of tonight’s game. He had feeling in all his extremities, but has been taken to a local hospital for further tests and observation,” the statement reads.
Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden sustained an injury during the fourth quarter of tonight’s game. He had feeling in all his extremities, but has been taken to a local hospital for further tests and observation.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2023
The Packers released a statement in solidarity with Bolden:
“Sending our best wishes to Isaiah Bolden 🙏,” the statement reads.
Sending our best wishes to Isaiah Bolden 🙏 https://t.co/ZJfYsnjvTe
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 20, 2023
Per Adam Schefter with ESPN, Bolden will stay at a local hospital in Green Bay Saturday night. The team will reveal his condition Sunday morning.
Patriots said CB Isaiah Bolden will be held overnight at a local hospital in Green Bay, and the team will update his condition Sunday morning.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 20, 2023
The Packers and Patriots did the right thing by suspending play Saturday night. Hopefully, Bolden will recover soon.
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