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

Marcus Cannon, Armond Armstead 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.

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12 Responses to “Patriots: Armond Armstead in “good condition” after surgery for infection”
  1. lanman11 says: Jul 29, 2013 10:18 PM

    Was he partying with Gronk in Vegas? Apparently, what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas. It comes home with you…

  2. rhamrhoddy says: Jul 29, 2013 10:18 PM

    God speed, Armond.

    Save it for another Pats post therrre mattwalshvideo.

  3. unbiasfan says: Jul 29, 2013 10:25 PM

    He had a illness? I’m surprised the Patriots didn’t cut him

  4. akboot says: Jul 29, 2013 10:36 PM

    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.

  5. apkyletexas says: Jul 29, 2013 10:39 PM

    >”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.

  6. zeeman911 says: Jul 29, 2013 11:58 PM

    Surprised they didn’t cut him…

  7. patriots420 says: Jul 30, 2013 5:27 AM

    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.

  8. bullcharger says: Jul 30, 2013 8:05 AM

    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.

  9. rollerino1 says: Jul 30, 2013 8:17 AM

    Do he and Gronk have the same surgeon?

  10. idothis2 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:25 AM

    looks like he and gronk were fisting from the same well…

  11. tedmurph says: Jul 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    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.

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:42 PM

    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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