The Patriots’ Isaiah Bolden “is pleased to be back with the boys after a scary pre-season injury situation.”


Bolden was released from the hospital on Sunday morning after examinations and observations.

Isaiah Bolden was sent off at the end of Saturday’s Patriots-Packers game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Isaiah Bolden made his first public statement after suffering a horrific injury in the Patriots’ pre-season game against the Packers on Saturday.

“I appreciate the prayers even more and am excited to be back with the boys,” Bolden tweeted Sunday morning.

Bolden’s tweet came shortly after the news that he was discharged from a Green Bay hospital “after undergoing a battery of physicals and being held for overnight observation.”

“We thank the medical staff at Aurora Bay Medical Center for the overnight evaluation, and the Patriots and Packers medical staff for their prompt on-site response and care in transporting Isaiah to a nearby hospital,” the Patriots wrote in a statement Sunday .

Bolden will also travel back to Foxborough with the team on Sunday. The original plan was for the Patriots to travel to Nashville for upcoming joint practice sessions with the Tennessee Titans ahead of Friday’s preseason game. But “due to the circumstances surrounding the abrupt and unexpected ending” of Saturday’s game, the team decided to head home and train at Foxborough this week.

Bolden suffered the injury when he accidentally collided with teammate and linebacker Calvin Munson in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game. The cornerback lay motionless on the field for a few moments before finally being placed on a stretcher and carried off the field. Shortly thereafter, referee John Hussey announced that the game was suspended.

The exact injury Bolden sustained is unknown.

After the game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and several of Bolden’s teammates delivered thoughtful messages hoping the rookie would be okay.

“The last situation, by and large, suspended the game,” Belichick told reporters. “All say a prayer for Isaiah. … I appreciate the way the league handled it. I think that was the right thing. … Kinda regroup and talk about the game later. But that’s kind of the way things are at the moment.”

“I think our primary concern right now is Isaiah and his welfare,” said longtime Patriots captain Matthew Slater. “Our entire team is praying for him. I just hope things aren’t as serious as they seem.”

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones declined to discuss matters on the field after his first pre-season outing. Instead, he opened up about the relationship he’d had with Bolden since they both attended high school in Florida.

“It was definitely hard to see Isaiah go down like that and it was just hard to understand the whole situation. … I just want to be there for each other, I want to be there for him and his family,” Jones said. “I’ve known him since high school. We played 7v7 soccer together. So definitely one of my brothers, but it sounds like he’s doing a lot better from what they’re telling us, so that’s great.”

Tom Vazquez

Tom Vazquez is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Tom Vazquez joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Tom Vazquez by emailing

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