Jakobi Meyers leaves Vikings game with shoulder injury

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Here’s the good news: Mac Jones and Jakobi Meyers had a brilliant connection on the Patriots’ first offensive snap of the game, hooking up for the best throw and catch this team has seen in weeks.

The bad news: Meyers got hurt doing it.

New England’s leading receiver was shaken up on the opening 26-yard play after a diving grab of Jones’ throw on a corner route, landing hard on the Minneapolis turf, and immediately left the game.

The NBC broadcast reported an unaffiliated neurologist followed Meyers into the blue medical tent, which indicated Meyers might have been suspected of a concussion. But the receiver later went to the X-ray room and was listed as questionable to return with a shoulder injury.

The Patriots were able to put their first drive in the end zone thanks to a touchdown throw from Jones to Nelson Agholor and led 10-7 after the end of one quarter. But Meyers’ absence will still hurt if he can’t return.

UPDATE: Meyers was able to eventually return to the game.

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