Aaron Hernandez exits with ankle injury

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Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has left today’s game against the Cardinals with an apparent ankle injury.

Hernandez had his ankle rolled up from behind by teammate Julian Edelman. He appeared to be in pain as he went down, then limped off the field and was helped into the locker room, where he is expected to be X-rayed.

There’s been no immediate word on Hernandez’s condition, but it didn’t look good. Hernandez is a very big part of what the Patriots do offensively, and losing him for any amount of time is a significant blow.

It’s been a rough day for the Patriots so far, and they’re trailing 6-3 in the first quarter.