Alge Crumpler recovering from “significant” shoulder injury

Alge Crumpler was all over the field in the Patriots’ playoff loss to the Jets: He scored a touchdown, he dropped a touchdown pass and he saved a touchdown by catching Jets linebacker David Harris from behind on an interception return.

And now we know he was doing it all while playing through a significant shoulder injury.

Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reports that Crumpler underwent surgery in late January for a significant injury to his shoulder. He’s now rehabbing, and it’s not known when he’ll be back at full strength.

According to Young, Crumpler played much of the season with the injury. That’s interesting because Crumpler wasn’t listed on the Patriots’ injury report. (The Patriots did remember to list Tom Brady’s injured shoulder, though.)

This is the second time this offseason that it’s been revealed that a Patriots tight end is recovering from surgery; Aaron Hernandez showed up to a school appearance on crutches last month and revealed he had hip surgery.

12 responses to “Alge Crumpler recovering from “significant” shoulder injury

  1. Please enough of pointing out injuries not being listed on injury reports…EVERY player gets the brakes beat out of them and they are all injured and beat up…. if a team was ever completly honest on an injury report it would be bigger then any phone book known to man

    NO team is honest and forthcoming on injury reports it is not news to report a team bending,stretching or just flat out ignoring the truth

  2. Crumpler makes the TD catch in the 1st quarter against the Jets, then Brady doesn’t have the next play to throw a pick.

    Seems like the Pats had significent injuries on offense that wasn’t reported to Vegas for their spreads.

  3. Did he miss practices?..Do not think so!

    Every players gets boo-boos. If he fully practices then why should anyone need to know.??

  4. @ampats – yes, If Crumpler caught the TD pass, Brady definitely wouldn’t have thrown that pick…. the one he threw on the previous drive. No way Brady throws that pick on the previous drive if Crumpler catches the TD on the subsequent drive.

  5. do the pats really need crumpler anymore?? or kevin faulk for that matter?…

    No, the Pats do not need either. Faulk was an excellent 3rd down back for them for years, but Woodhead has shown he can fill that role well. What the Pats really need is a pass rush. But Crumpler is a guy they probably want to bring back for one more season of showing Gronkowski and Hernandez what it means to be a truly professional Tight End in the NFL.

  6. @whywerule –

    “But Crumpler is a guy they probably want to bring back for one more season of showing Gronkowski and Hernandez what it means to be a truly professional Tight End in the NFL.”

    Amen to that. Was sad when he left the Falcons, but we have Tony G to fill in so it could be worse.

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