The Patriots-Packers Week 2 preseason game was suspended during the fourth quarter on Saturday night following an injury to New England defensive back Isaiah Bolden.
With 10:38 remaining, Bolden collided with teammate Calvin Munson on a short completion to Packers receiver Malik Heath. Medical personnel immobilized Bolden before placing him on a stretcher and transporting him from the field on a cart.
Bolden had feeling in all of his extremities, the team said in a statement after the game, and was taken to a local hospital in Green Bay for further tests and observation. The Patriots DB will be held there overnight for further observation.
With both teams gathered near Bolden on the playing surface at Lambeau Field, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Packers coach Matt LaFleur met and agreed to end the game prior to the end of regulation. Officials made the announcement during the pause in action, suspending the game and effectively ending the contest at that point with the Patriots leading 21-17.
“We’ll all say a prayer for Isaiah,” Belichick said after the game. “I appreciated the way the league handled it. I think that was the right thing to do.”
An update on Bolden’s status will be provided at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday.
Bolden was taken in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft out of Florida State and Jackson State. He had played in 34 total snaps on Saturday night after playing 40 in New England’s first preseason game.