Patriots: Armond Armstead in “good condition” after surgery for infection

AP

The Patriots announced Monday night that first-year defensive lineman Armond Armstead is recovering from an infection that required surgery.

“Armond is in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery,” the club said in a statement. “A timetable has not been set for his return to football.”

The nature of the infection was not disclosed by the Patriots.

Armstead, who is reportedly on the Patriots’ non-football illness list, suffered a heart attack while at USC. However, head coach Bill Belichick indicated this weekend that Armstead’s absence was for another reason.

“I think it’s a different situation,” Belichick said, per the Boston Herald.

The Patriots signed the 22-year-old Armstead in February. He played for the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts in 2012.

12 responses to “Patriots: Armond Armstead in “good condition” after surgery for infection

  1. Off subject but anyway, Looking at the facemasks of some of these guys, makes me think about what the over/under is on broken/dislocated/missing, fingers this yr.

  2. >”The nature of the infection was not disclosed by the Patriots.”

    Probably got in a car with Hernandez, and the bullet exit wounds did not heal properly. It’s a bit of a problem in New England these days.

  3. Hope he heals up soon. I’m rooting for him to come back from the heart attack and become a great player, playing alongside Wilfork will be a good experience and hopefully help develop him into that great player and just as importantly a great person, like Vince.

  4. Randomly needing surgery for an infection is pretty bad if it isn’t related to another recent surgery. What else could it be where they couldn’t treat it with antibiotics? It would have to be very serious.

  5. Pats are the only team in the NFL to give Armstead a chance after he went undrafted because of a heart attack in college. The same team that drafted a guy with cancer and stuck with him. Yet, a couple of haters post suprise they didn’t cut him after an illness. SMH at the lengths these haters will go.

  6. apkyletexas says:

    ”The nature of the infection was not disclosed by the Patriots.”

    Probably got in a car with Hernandez, and the bullet exit wounds did not heal properly. It’s a bit of a problem in New England these days.
    ______________________

    Yes that’s right. The cops let Hernandez out of jail so he could shoot a player on the Pats he had likely never met.

    What a freaking rocket scientist you are.

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