Isaiah Bolden Teammates look on as New England Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden (7) is taken off the field on a stretcher after a fourth quarter injury against the Green Bay Packers during their preseason football game Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The game was supended in the fourth quarter after the inury. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

This weekend’s preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers came to an abrupt end when Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden left the game on a stretcher and needed to be brought to the hospital. But after the scary scene unfolded on the field, it sounds like there has been a promising update.

According to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Isaiah Bolden is “in good spirits” as he recovers from the scary injury and the team is taking it “day to day” as far as his recovery.

“He flew back with us. . . . I talked to Isaiah [Sunday], and he’s in good spirits,” Belichick said according to “Recovering, obviously. So we’ll just take it day to day. But he certainly seems a lot better today than it looked like Saturday night, so that’s a good thing. It’s good for him to fly back with the team and everyone see him. He’s got a lot of support here.”

It makes sense that teams are being a little more careful and thoughtful when it comes to injuries after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin faced a life-threatening situation on the field last year. But it’s good to hear that Bolden is on the road to recovery.