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Jerod Mayo Injury?

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo left the Week 1 game against the Bills favoring his right leg. Word from the Patriots sidelines, according to Boston.com, is that Mayo has a right knee injury and his return is questionable.

His presence on the defense is instrumental, as the Bills scored easily on the drive he was injured on. The Patriots don’t have much depth at inside linebacker with the Bruschi retirement from an already-thin LB core. Stay tuned…

Update (9/15/2009)

There were rumors floating around Mayo has an Grade 3 MCL sprain and whispers about a 6-8 week recovery time. From Bill Belichick’s comments today however, it doesn’t appear to be season-ending:

“I don’t think that is what it is,” said Belichick.

We’ll see how he’s listed in the injury report…

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4 comments for “Jerod Mayo Injury?”

  1. [...] one thing the Patriots didn’t need other than Brady getting hurt again is this. Reports are that Mayo is going to be out 6-8 weeks so the Patriots are going to need to find some help to replace him. Right now, we are looking at a [...]

    Posted by Is Brandon Meriweather Ready To Step Up? | Sports of Boston | September 16, 2009, 6:30 pm
  2. [...] leader for the linebacking core that has seen Mike Vrabel and Tedy Bruschi leave. However, after suffering a MCL sprain, Mayo is out and the Jets rushing game could be [...]

    Posted by Minutes Before Kickoff, Questions Still Loom | Sports of Boston | September 20, 2009, 12:17 pm
  3. [...] the opening week loss of Jerod Mayo to injury, “the dot” fell to second-year linebacker Gary Guyton yesterday. “The dot” indicates which [...]

    Posted by PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Jets, Week 2 | Sports of Boston | September 21, 2009, 7:08 pm
  4. [...] 2009 at 6:10pm ⋅ Post a comment The Patriots need to beef up their linebacking core with the injury to Jerod Mayo, and now they have added the first piece of the puzzle. Tuesday, the Patriots acquired linebacker [...]

    Posted by Prescott Burgess Adds Depth, But Is He The Answer? | Sports of Boston | September 23, 2009, 6:14 pm

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