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Monday, October 13, 2014

Patriots Injury Update: Jerod Mayo exits with serious knee injury

By on 10/13/2014 10:45:00 AM

The New England Patriots’ (4-2) week six saw many key players suffer serious injuries in their game against the Buffalo Bills yesterday.  One of the more serious injuries occurred in the second quarter when linebacker Jerod Mayo was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury.  

Mayo was seen walking with the aid of crutches after the game, but the team is rightfully concerned because the Patriots will have trouble filling the roll of Mayo, a leader and defensive signal-caller for the team.  Chris White and safety Tavon Wilson may be used to fill Mayo’s spot on the team, according to Gregg Rosenthal.

Many of Mayo’s teammates were visibly shaken by the injury after the game.  Mike Reiss of ESPN said quarterback Tom Brady choked up a little before calling the injury ‘unfortunate’.  This is Mayo’s second consecutive season with a serious injury; he suffered a torn pectoral muscle in October 2013.

Before the injury, Mayo had a total of 53 tackles this season.  The 28-year-old linebacker has been with the Patriots since he was drafted by them in the first round (10th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

During his postgame press conference Patriots head coach Bill Belichick called the Patriots fourth win of the season ‘bittersweet’, his thoughts clearly reflecting the seriousness of Mayo’s injury and how his lost may affect the team in coming weeks.

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