GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Patriots said Sunday morning rookie cornerback Isaiah Bolden has been released from the hospital after suffering a head injury Saturday night.
Bolden stayed overnight at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, where he was transported following a collision while trying to make a tackle during the fourth quarter of the Patriots-Packers preseason game at Lambeau Field. According to the Patriots, Bolden had feeling in all his extremities when he was stretchered off the field.
The 23-year-old Bolden tweeted an update Sunday morning.
“Appreciate the prayers,” he wrote. “More excited to be back with the guys.”
Appreciate the prayers more excited to be back with the guys— I.B (@isaiahbolden23) August 20, 2023
After a cart drove Bolden off the field, both teams gathered at midfield with referee John Hussey and agreed to suspend play with 10 minutes remaining and the Patriots up, 21-17.
“We thank the medical staff at Aurora Bay Medical Center for their overnight evaluations, as well as the Patriots and Packers medical staffs for their immediate on-field response and care in transporting Isaiah to a nearby hospital,” the Patriots said in a statement issued Sunday morning.
As a result of the circumstances surrounding the abrupt ending to Saturday’s game, the Patriots canceled their joint practices with the Tennessee Titans. The team was scheduled to travel Sunday from Green Bay to Nashville for practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. Instead, the Patriots will return to Foxborough and train at Gillette Stadium this week.
The Patriots will still travel to Nashville Thursday for their final preseason game on Friday at Nissan Stadium.
Bolden’s agents, Adie and Peter von Gontard of Young Money APAA Sports, issued the following statement: “We thank all the fans for the outpouring of support, and both the Patriots and Packers medical staff and the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay for their care. Isaiah is in great spirits and will travel back with the team [Sunday]. We look forward to his full recovery and return to the playing field.”
Several teammates expressed well wishes for Bolden, a seventh-round draft pick vying for a roster spot. Bolden took snaps both at cornerback and kick returner on Saturday.
“Everybody is out here competing, trying to get jobs, trying to prove they’re here to be on this team,” defensive back Jalen Mills said. “But at the end of the day, we’re still a family. We call each other brothers on and off the field.”
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was scheduled to address the media Sunday afternoon, but his press conference was rescheduled to Monday morning.
Quarterback Mac Jones said he hopes the positive updates on Bolden will allow the team to continue to come together.
“I think we’ve done that this week during the practices, and I felt like there was a little bit of camaraderie and things like that,” Jones said. “I think we just need to carry that over and let these tough times keep building us up. Obviously, we hope that he is OK and that we get positive updates and just keep plugging along as best we can.”
Full statement from Patriots
Here is the full text of the statement the Patriots shared with media Sunday morning.
“After undergoing a series of evaluations and being held for overnight observations, Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden has been released from the Aurora Bay Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he was transported to after sustaining an on-field injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.
“Isaiah will travel with the team today. We thank the medical staff at Aurora Bay Medical Center for their overnight evaluations, as well as the Patriots and Packers medical staffs for their immediate on-field response and care in transporting Isaiah to a nearby hospital.
“Due to the circumstances surrounding the abrupt and unexpected ending to last night’s game, the Patriots will return to Foxborough today. The joint practices that were scheduled with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday and Wednesday are cancelled. The team will train in Foxborough this week and fly to Nashville on Thursday for Friday night’s game.”
Material from previous Globe reporting was used in this story.