The Patriots may very well be with out two of their finest defensive gamers for some time.
Rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez suffered a separated shoulder late within the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, a supply advised The Athletic’s Jeff Howe. Gonzalez is “undergoing tests to determine further damage” and “is expected to miss some time,” per Howe.
The Patriots are also anticipated to lose exterior linebacker Matthew Judon to a biceps damage for a protracted time period after Sunday’s loss.
“We generally follow the same protocol every week,” Belichick would say concerning the accidents. “There’s really nothing particularly different here. If a player gets injured during the game, especially when we’re on the road, it’s always better to get a little better, more definitive evaluation the next day, after the adrenaline has settled down and the hype of the game is off and we get a chance to look at whatever tests the medical people need to do, whether that’s scans, MRIs, X-rays, post-evaluation – somewhere between 12-24 hours after the incident occurred – and just find out more. So, rather than speculate and guess and throw a bunch of stuff out there, we’ll try to get a more definitive answer before we do anything or say anything. I’m not going to try to pass along a bunch of misinformation. That’s why they do the extra, as I said, MRIs, scans, X-rays, whatever it happens to be. That’s why those are done, is to get a more definitive answer, and we haven’t done that yet.”
Patriots cornerbacks Jack Jones and Marcus Jones are presently on injured reserve. Cornerback Jonathan Jones has missed three straight video games with an ankle damage.
That has left the Patriots now with Myles Bryant, Shaun Wade and Ameer Speed as the one wholesome cornerbacks on the 53-man roster. Safety Jalen Mills additionally performed cornerback in Sunday’s loss after Gonzalez bought damage.
Gonzalez received the NFL’s defensive participant of the month honor for September. He was trying like a serious draft hit after the Patriots used the seventeenth general choose on him this spring.