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Report: Aaron Dobson has back, neck pain but not “major damage”

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While Patriots rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson is dealing with back and neck pain from a hit to the head suffered Sunday at Atlanta, he has avoided “major damage,” Nick Underhill of MassLive.com reported Tuesday.

Dobson was injured in a collision with Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud in the third quarter of the Patriots’ victory against the Falcons.

According to MassLive.com, Dobson’s status for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati is to be determined. The Patriots’ first injury report of the week will be released on Wednesday.

A second-round pick from Marshall, Dobson has caught 11 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in three regular-season games for unbeaten New England.

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10 Responses to “Report: Aaron Dobson has back, neck pain but not “major damage””
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 1, 2013 12:17 PM

    Glad Dobson didn’t suffer “major damage” because he was at risk on that play — which should have never unfolded but for the refs inexplicably swallowing their whistle. Dobson was absolutely mugged in the end zone – in full view of the zebras.

    Brutal.

  2. spoilerfutbol says: Oct 1, 2013 12:18 PM

    Now the haters will call him “injury prone” for almost break his neck

  3. knucklebucket says: Oct 1, 2013 12:23 PM

    That hit was nasty. Couldn’t believe it was a non-call in this safety conscious NFL.

  4. mikelovesfootball says: Oct 1, 2013 12:40 PM

    I was at this game in Atlanta and man that hit was nasty. It sounded pretty bad and the worst part was the booing by the Atlanta fans. I mean, c’mon people, if your team is winning there might be a fake play to slow things down but when your opponent is ahead by 10 and has the ball they are not faking injuries.

    –Mike

  5. trajan2448 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:50 PM

    Outrageous miss by refs. There needs to be consequences for such incompetence.

  6. thebluecoconuts says: Oct 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    ialwayswantedtobeabanker says:
    Oct 1, 2013 12:17 PM
    Glad Dobson didn’t suffer “major damage” because he was at risk on that play — which should have never unfolded but for the refs inexplicably swallowing their whistle. Dobson was absolutely mugged in the end zone – in full view of the zebras.

    Brutal.
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    Good NO call…Reason???? Because the Patriots get every freaking call ever. Thank gawd they got overlooked on one, They freakin deserved it!

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:31 PM

    thebluecoconuts says:

    Good NO call…Reason???? Because the Patriots get every freaking call ever. Thank gawd they got overlooked on one, They freakin deserved it!
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    You obviously don’t watch many Pats games then because you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    The difference is, unlike some teams that whine endlessly, the Pats never complain about bad calls that go against them once the game is over. They just man up and go on.

    I’ll give you a few examples going back to the 2002 after the Raiders acted like 5 years olds over the tuck rule game the refs called a huge number of ticky tack bad calls against the Pats.

    Fast forward to 2006 in the AFC Championship with Indy near the end of a furious come back. Manning throws a long bomb and Ellis Hobbs was called for “face guarding”.

    The only problem was that face guarding had been eliminated as a penalty a couple years before that. The penalty had been changed so if you made contact it was interference. If you didn’t make contact, which Hobbs clearly did not on the replay, it was no longer considered a penalty.

    The long gain made on that call for a non existent penalty allowed Indy to score its final TD and go on to the Super Bowl that year. Never once have the Pats complained they got screwed out of another Super Bowl appearance because of that call.

    The Pats get just as many crap calls against them as any other team. They are however much more disciplined than most teams so they don’t create as many penalties to begin with. Anyone claiming they “get every freaking call ever” knows nothing about the Pats.

  8. afcdomination says: Oct 1, 2013 2:33 PM

    really? the pats get every call ever, so this rookie who has had no part in any of the pats history other than these first 4 games, gets whacked in the head/neck snapping his head back, and hey….HE deserved it?

    wow. just wow.

  9. thenyolive says: Oct 1, 2013 4:03 PM

    thebluecoconuts says: Oct 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    Good NO call…Reason???? Because the Patriots get every freaking call ever. Thank gawd they got overlooked on one, They freakin deserved it!
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    Pretty scummy reasoning if you ask me. Unfortunately, this is the prevailing stereotype of most football fans. Kid (Dobson) probably has multiple herniated disks and coconuts thinks he deserved it because of the laundry he wears. Pathetic.

  10. lombardisshineinfoxborough says: Oct 2, 2013 12:30 PM

    HarrisonHits, you couldn’t have used a better example than that 06 Indy game in the AFC Championship. My feeling is that was simply the Colts year, and hats off to them for breaking through, but that game was atrociously officiated in the second half. Never mind the Ellis Hobbs PI call, but there were a few killer phantom roughing the passer calls for Peyton. At the end of the day, if Troy Brown had simply gone a few feet closer to the sideline, or Reche Caldwell hadn’t dropped one in the end zone, the Pats still would have won, so it’s on them….but great example of a game in which they had a number of reasons to complain about the officiating and said nothing.

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