The Patriots are moving on to the AFC Championship Game, but their punter will have to wait for the results of an MRI before he’ll know whether or not he’ll be joining them on the field next Sunday.
Allen injured his shoulder while trying to chase down a botched snap on a punt in the second quarter of Saturday night’s 43-22 victory over the Colts. The play resulted in a safety for Indianapolis and Allen handled the ensuing free kick before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Allen will have an MRI on the shoulder on Sunday to determine the extent of the damage. Per Rapoport, there doesn’t appear to be anything broken although that doesn’t rule out an injury that would impact Allen’s ability to play next weekend.
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski filled in for Allen on punts while Tom Brady took over as the holder on a pair of extra points in the second half.