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Report: Jerod Mayo could be done for the year

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So why was Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo’s arm in a sling after Sunday’s win over the Saints?

According to Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports, Mayo has a torn pectoral muscle that could end his season.

Per Carpenter, Mayo had surgery on Tuesday.  It’s unknown when he’ll be able to return.

Potentially complicating the situation could be the perception that the Patriots rushed tight end Rob Gronkowski back before he was ready.

There’s still no word on receiver Danny Amendola, who exited Sunday’s game with an apparent concussion.  We reported after the game that cornerback Aqib Talib has a hip flexor strain, and that the injury is not believed to be serious.

If Mayo is done, he’ll join defensive tackle Vince Wilfork as a pair of key defensive players whom the Patriots have lost for the year.

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55 Responses to “Report: Jerod Mayo could be done for the year”
  1. blue18hutthutt says: Oct 15, 2013 8:09 PM

    Holy cow that would be a HUGE loss ..luckily LB is a position the Pats are deep at, and a position group that BB spends most of his time with

    Talib might be the bigger loss depending how long he’s out for – that guy is like the Revis of their D ..without him, the ripple effect on play-calling and assignments changes drastically

  2. primenumber19 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:12 PM

    As much fun as it is to watch, there is no denying football is a violent sport that cuts down a lot of players in their prime.

  3. TheWizard says: Oct 15, 2013 8:14 PM

    Damn, they’ll be the all-rookie team soon.

    Fortunately some of these young guys are starting to answer the call. 2 D lineman replacing Wilfork and Kelly and still beat the Saints? Incredible.

  4. jtchernak says: Oct 15, 2013 8:15 PM

    Is it possible for him to return at the start of the playoffs assuming the patriots make it? Could he play with a brace and play through the pain or is that too much?

  5. kperagine says: Oct 15, 2013 8:15 PM

    Tom Brady has never won a super bowl without a Top 5 defense…Just saying

  6. jmc000 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:17 PM

    New report is he is out at least 8 weeks but can start working out again in 6 weeks. Could be back end of the year.

  7. jsho55 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:18 PM

    “Potentially complicating the situation could be the perception that the Patriots rushed tight end Rob Gronkowski back before he was ready.”

    I would imagine that is not the case….at all…he tore is pectoral muscle 2 days ago. How is there any complication about rushing him back when it happened 2 days ago?

    Does Gronkowski need to be mentioned in every Patriot article?

  8. squinn21 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:18 PM

    @primenumber19:

    Roger Goddell would disagree with you.

  9. sschmiggles says: Oct 15, 2013 8:20 PM

    It would be a tough loss, but they still have Hightower, Spikes, Collins, Fletcher and Beauharnais. Beau looked pretty good in the preseason and he’s last on the depth chart right now.

    Still hope Mayo can come back late in the season, he’s been good in coverage this year

  10. pone27 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:22 PM

    kperagine says: Oct 15, 2013 8:15 PM

    Tom Brady has never won a super bowl without a Top 5 defense…Just saying

    ———————————————————-
    And neither have the Giants, whats your point?

    Regardless, a torn pec is easily spelling the end of Mayo’s season.

    I can’t believe this. Talib, Mayo, Wilfork, and Amendola (yeah we all knew he was going down at some point) all out?

    Jets actually have a shot to win, but TB and those rookie receivers seem to be getting their act together though.

    Pats depth is showing some light though, maintaining confidence.

  11. jolink653 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:22 PM

    If that’s the case, then IR him and get him healthy for next year…obviously he’s the biggest part of this defense after Big Vince, but I’d much rather he get back to 100% than have him force himself back and wind up with recurring injuries and complications like Gronk has been having…enormous loss nonetheless and hopefully this report is premature and he didn’t tear his pec

  12. manolobluth says: Oct 15, 2013 8:24 PM

    When you end your sentence with “just saying” it means you’re not saying anything…

  13. ralphwilsonisrich says: Oct 15, 2013 8:25 PM

    Their still gonna win the division. All you need is #12

  14. jmc000 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:30 PM

    @kperagine

    2001 Pats were the 6th ranked defense
    2003 Pats were the 7th ranked defense
    2004 Pats were the 9th ranked defense

    Here was the 49ers defensive ranking the years Montana won a SB
    1981- #2
    1984- #1
    1988-#8
    1989- #3

    Rodgers when he won, Packers were the 5th ranked defense

    Roethlisberger both times he won it Steelers were ranked #4 and #1

    So if you are trying to knock Brady, knock Montana and Rodgers too.

  15. bostonian13 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:30 PM

    It’s hard to even be surprised down here anymore about any of these injuries. This is a huge loss but not a complete blow.

    P.S. – stop riding Gronk, let the man live.

  16. alskdh says: Oct 15, 2013 8:34 PM

    So much for clamping down on ‘leaks’

  17. flash1283 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:34 PM

    kperagine says: Oct 15, 2013 8:15 PM

    Tom Brady has never won a super bowl without a Top 5 defense…Just saying.


    Wrong.

    He has never had a D the was ranked in the top 5 in total D

    A couple that were top 5 in points allowed,that’s it.

    But you know who els always had a very good team around him on both sides of the ball, Joe Montana.

  18. metintodd says: Oct 15, 2013 8:39 PM

    Football injuries are out of control right now. Seems like there are just more cheap shots by opposing players who are looking to make a name for themselves with attempts to injure. This is becoming a joke. Way too many serious injuries in football lately.

  19. beerndrums says: Oct 15, 2013 8:40 PM

    The Pats will still find a way to cheat and win.Plus having the refs on the payroll doesn’t hurt either

  20. dlk47823 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:46 PM

    4th Defensive starter to go down…Jets are catching them at the right time

  21. tim8450 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:46 PM

    A QB who keeps the other teams’ offense off the field also tends to boost defensive stats.

    So, I guess in Eli’s case, it was all Eli, huh?

  22. ampats says: Oct 15, 2013 8:48 PM

    If it is an eight week injury as being reported, he could be back by Week #14 or for the playoffs.

    LB is a strength for NE but you don’t replace Jerod Mayo.

    Wonder who is going to replace him on Quick Slants?

  23. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: Oct 15, 2013 8:51 PM

    Tom Brady had never won a Super Bowl with a white wide receiver.

  24. rally411 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:52 PM

    “Does Gronkowski need to be mentioned in every Patriot article?”

    It’s either him or Aaronthal.

    Pick your poison.

  25. fortyoz420 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:58 PM

    Karma strikes the cheaters.

  26. fortyoz420 says: Oct 15, 2013 9:00 PM

    Well said @beerndrums

  27. 6ball says: Oct 15, 2013 9:02 PM

    .

    Unwittingly, the Pats have pioneered ” the donut hole defense ”
    .

  28. raiderapologist says: Oct 15, 2013 9:03 PM

    Aren’t they 5-1?

  29. tedmurph says: Oct 15, 2013 9:04 PM

    Another tough loss in the middle of the D. Two Pro Bowl players, Wilfork and Mayo, not to mention TKelly. On offense they lost Hernandez, Gronk hasn’t played yet, Welker for Amendola(who appears to be a train wreck), Vereen gets hurt, Brady has no confidence in anyone, his accuracy isn’t was it has been, among the league leaders in drops, etc, etc.

    My point is, the Pats are 5-1 and Belichick is COACHING HIS FREAKING A$$ OFF.

  30. keltictim says: Oct 15, 2013 9:05 PM

    Ok the top 5 d thing is ridiculous. Quarterbacks don’t win rings, teams do. And it has been said more than once, and for good reason, defense wins championships. I’d love to see the numbers on how many teams won the Super Bowl without at least a top 7 defense. All the years we one it came down to a bend but don’t break d and a great quarterback. One couldn’t win without the other. Period. End of story.

  31. mugsymagpie says: Oct 15, 2013 9:10 PM

    I tore my pec this year. He’s done. Thanks for the effort Mayo see you next year Godspeed.

  32. vegasgreek says: Oct 15, 2013 9:20 PM

    WOW ! NO SB THIS YEAR IN FOXBORO Lets see what Belicheat will come up with now . I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING !

  33. deejayehn says: Oct 15, 2013 9:22 PM

    Fletch will replacing him. He isn’t as good as Mayo, but, still pretty good. He is good in coverage.

  34. tschwilly876 says: Oct 15, 2013 9:38 PM

    to quote the old spice commercial “nobody wants to hear this story again”…just one game without a major injury would be nice….geaux pats

  35. bigbamboom1 says: Oct 15, 2013 9:51 PM

    Isn’t this the same injury Ray Lewis had about this time last year? If so, I hope Mayo is a fast healer. The Pats are getting thin and too young very fast. With that said, just watch Ninkovich step his game up to all pro level to offset this. And don’t be surprised to see a lot more of the youngster Buchanan. Who is a phenom just waiting for his chance to happen. But yikes! the home team can’t afford too many more of these. We need a bye week pronto.

  36. craniator says: Oct 15, 2013 9:53 PM

    “Tom Brady had never won a Super Bowl with a white wide receiver.” Awesome. Totally , freaking awesome.

  37. wearethesteelers says: Oct 15, 2013 9:53 PM

    LOL!

  38. bcajun says: Oct 15, 2013 10:21 PM

    Dont worry guys you still have the refs youre still in the clear

  39. bbje77 says: Oct 15, 2013 10:32 PM

    Not a Pats fan, but I gotta hand it to them and Bill. Despite roster losses and injuries, they continue to find a way to win. So far this season, I’d say Bill’s the coach of the year and Tom’s at least 3rd for MVP. (Peyton Manning and Drew Brees) Amazing how they keep on winning sometimes.

  40. aljack88 says: Oct 15, 2013 10:38 PM

    fortyoz420 says:
    Oct 15, 2013 8:58 PM
    Karma strikes the cheaters.

    ———————————————-

    …And may it bite your head off when you go out your door in the morning…

    “just saying”

  41. thekiller678 says: Oct 15, 2013 10:38 PM

    pone27 says: Oct 15, 2013 8:22 PM

    kperagine says: Oct 15, 2013 8:15 PM

    Tom Brady has never won a super bowl without a Top 5 defense…Just saying

    ———————————————————-
    And neither have the Giants, whats your point?

    Regardless, a torn pec is easily spelling the end of Mayo’s season.

    I can’t believe this. Talib, Mayo, Wilfork, and Amendola (yeah we all knew he was going down at some point) all out?

    Jets actually have a shot to win, but TB and those rookie receivers seem to be getting their act together though.

    Pats depth is showing some light though, maintaining confidence.
    ====================================
    Giants defense was 29th in 2011 and the low 20s in 2007. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

  42. igotgamenj says: Oct 15, 2013 10:50 PM

    Miami has the Dolphins
    The Greatest Football Team
    We take the ball from goal to goal
    Like no one’s ever seen
    We’re in the air, we’re on the ground
    We’re always in control
    And when you say Miami
    You’re talking Super Bowl

    see you in 2 weeks !!!

  43. filthymcnastyog says: Oct 15, 2013 10:52 PM

    just another obstacle in what will be Belichick’s finest Year coaching.

  44. deejayehnhasaharmersonlyaccountylolz says: Oct 15, 2013 11:28 PM

    “October 15, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT Patriots clamping down on leaks”

    “October 15, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT Jerod Mayo could be done for the year”

    Lolz

  45. patriotinvasion says: Oct 15, 2013 11:39 PM

    3 words…Deer Antler Extract. If Ray Ray can come back from a muscle tear in October to help lead his team to a ring, hoping may can too. He’s the type of guy worth holding the roster spot for if there’s a chance he could be ready for the playoffs.

  46. ravenmuscle says: Oct 15, 2013 11:49 PM

    No surprise with Amendola…when is he NOT hurt??? That was his problem in St. Louis.

  47. mydogsnameisvick says: Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM

    What’s bad for the Patriots is good for football. Just sayin’…

  48. mccourty1sland says: Oct 16, 2013 6:45 AM

    Come on Mike. That little dog at the Pats rushing back Gronkowski is pure garbage. The guy was hurt 2 days ago. This isn’t tmz; stick to the facts!!

  49. anchorbarred says: Oct 16, 2013 7:40 AM

    manolobluth says:
    When you end your sentence with “just saying” it means you’re not saying anything…
    —-
    …and that you still live in 2008. The expression is played out. Either you believe what you say or you don’t, stop trying to temper it.

  50. pats4win says: Oct 16, 2013 8:52 AM

    kperagine says: Oct 15, 2013 8:15 PM

    Tom Brady has never won a super bowl without a Top 5 defense…Just saying

    ————————————————–

    Except in 2001, 2003 and 2004. Thanks for playing.

    The Mayo loss is huge. Tough to replace a guy with his level of productivity. Wonder if Bru has kept in shape. A call to Bristol to check on Superman might be in order.

  51. dpdonny says: Oct 16, 2013 8:58 AM

    Get well Jerod!

    I remember when Andy Katzenmoyer went down (for good) and young player named Tedy Bruschi took over. Let’s hope there’s a Bruschi about to come out.

    Yeah, I know my logic is flawed…Mayo > Katz, but still the principle applies.

    Go Pats!

  52. dpdonny says: Oct 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    kperagine says: Oct 15, 2013 8:15 PM

    Tom Brady has never won a super bowl without a Top 5 defense…Just saying

    Another way to say it is: In the final offensive series of SB game Brady never walked off the field without the lead.

    So, thanks for furthering the point that Tom Brady is best SB QB…ever.

  53. rtookey says: Oct 16, 2013 10:13 AM

    They need to get some magic Ravens formula that managed to get Suggs and Lewis back from torn ligaments/tendons, faster than most guys come back from broken bones.

  54. lengai says: Oct 16, 2013 10:28 AM

    The play that Mayo tore his muscle on was the non-call for his hit on a defenseless reciever (Darren Sproles) that was not called even though the much less impactful hit by Malcolm Jenkins earlier in the game was called. So much for consistent player saftey.

  55. u4iadman says: Oct 16, 2013 10:48 AM

    Oh well.

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