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4 takeaways as Patriots limp into playoffs following newest Miami loss
Patriots’ followers hearts had been possible of their throats watching rookie defensive lineman Christian Barmore wrestle to get off the turf after chasing down Tua Tagovailoa late in Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Dolphins.
The second-round decide reportedly couldn’t put weight on his proper leg after stepping awkwardly and taking an enormous hit in pursuit of the quarterback, and ESPN’s Mike Reiss instructed Barmore could miss the playoffs.
Fortunately, preliminary assessments on the injured leg are offering a barely extra optimistic view.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday that an MRI on Barmore’s knee got here again “clean” with no signal of main harm. Those outcomes appeared to verify preliminary diagnoses that indicted the defender’s harm was much less critical than first imagined.
Bill Belichick advised WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” he was “hopeful” about Barmore’s and left deal with Isaiah Wynn’s (ankle) standing. Though it’s unknown if Barmore can apply this week or play in opposition to the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, these updates would appear to not rule that out utterly.
There’s much less readability on Wynn’s harm outlook after he was additionally knocked from Sunday’s recreation. Backup deal with Justin Herron took over for Wynn to complete the sport, however the Patriots is perhaps higher off making some modifications to the offensive line group if their starter can’t play in opposition to Buffalo.
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