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NFL Trade Rumors Sep 18, 2017

Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower Expected To Return From MCL Injury This Week Or Next

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower was diagnosed with an MCL injury that could cost him two or three weeks to recover. Rapoport adds that this would leave Hightower in position to return either in Week 3 or Week 4, depending on how he progresses in the coming days. This would … The post Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower Expected To Return From MCL Injury This Week Or Next appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Pats Pulpit Sep 18, 2017
Injury update: Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower expected back “this week or next”

Injury update: Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower expected back “this week or next”

New England's defensive captain will not be held out long because of his knee injury. The New England Patriots have suffered considerable injuries over the last few weeks. While not all of them are long-term issues, they still put pressure on the team's depth across the board. One of those shorter-term injuries was suffered by linebacker Dont'a Hightower in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Hightower injured his knee in the third quarter of the game and was subsequently forced to sit out yesterday's game. Initial reports about the injury were positive but the defensive team...
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Patriots-Saints inactive list: Ebner, Waddle also sitting out today

The bulk of the Patriots' inactive list for today's game was known late last week, when Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower, Matthew Slater and Vincent Valentine were ruled out against the Saints. On Sunday, the other three inactives were announced.
Pats Pulpit Sep 17, 2017
Week 2 Patriots vs Saints: Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower lead list of inactives

Week 2 Patriots vs Saints: Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower lead list of inactives

New England has released its game-day inactives. In a little more than one hour, the New England Patriots will face the equally winless New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately for the defending world champions, they will have to do so without some key contributors in all three phases of the game. A look at today's list of inactive players reflects this: WR Danny Amendola OT Cole Croston ST Nate Ebner LB Dont'a Hightower ST Matthew Slater DT Vincent Valentine OT LaAdrian Waddle Even before the New England Patriots have released their list of inactives, five names were already known: Danny...
Pats Pulpit Sep 17, 2017
Injury update: Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower reportedly looking for second opinion on his knee

Injury update: Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower reportedly looking for second opinion on his knee

According to Mike Reiss, the star defender has asked Dr. James Andrews for his opinion last week. When New England Patriots linebacker and defensive team captain Dont'a Hightower stayed on the ground with an injury during last week's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, the eye-test did not look good. After all, Hightower appeared to have hurt his knee – the same one that forced him to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list. However, the 27-year old remained on the sidelines and started working out on an exercise bike. And even though he did not re-enter the...
Pats Pulpit Sep 17, 2017
Week 2 Patriots vs Saints: ST Nate Ebner downgraded, will not play today

Week 2 Patriots vs Saints: ST Nate Ebner downgraded, will not play today

New England will have to deactivate two more players. On Friday, when they released their final injury report of the week, the New England Patriots already declared four players out: Wide receiver Danny Amendola, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, defensive tackle Vincent Valentine and special teamer Matthew Slater will all not play today against the New Orleans Saints because of injury. Yesterday evening, the Patriots added a fifth player to the list as Slater’s fellow special teamer Nate Ebner has been downgraded to "out". Ebner has been dealing with a shoulder injury lately and has been...

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