• Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich injured, although it doesn’t appear serious

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 4, 2013
    Three Patriots, Ninkovich included, left the game with injuries, and none returned to the game. Rob Ninkovich gave plenty of signs that, despite him leaving Sunday’s game with a foot injury and not returning, it won’t be the latest season-ending injury for one of the team’s best defensive players. Ninkovich appears to have avoided serious injury, and Dennard looked to be moving OK in the locker room despite coming off on the final drive. Ninkovich was walking around in the locker room after the game with barely a limp, proof that he hadn’t suffered a serious injury, the way Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo did. Receiver Austin Collie left with a knee injury, and safety Steve Gregory was forced out with a thumb injury.Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers. A review of four hot issues following the New England Patriots ' 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Four players didn't finish the game No. 4 receiver Austin Collie , starting defensive end Rob Ninkovich , starting safety Steve Gregory and starting cornerback Alfonzo Dennard . With the Patriots' bye week up next, Bill Belichick rewarded players by giving them six straight days off, from Wednesday to Monday. Is it possible that fans and media members saw something that the coaching staff didn't when it came to running back Stevan Ridley ? One of the more puzzling questions surrounding the team in recent weeks was why Ridley, who averaged 35.8 snaps per game in 2012, was being utilized so sparingly despite looking like the team's best option when he was on
    Source: boston.com
    • Upon Further Review: Patriots Week 9

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A review of four hot issues following the New England Patriots' 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers: The latest on the injury front: Four players didn't finish the game -- No. 4 receiver Austin Collie (knee), starting defensive e…
      Source: ESPN.com

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