Report: Rob Ninkovich injury not a problem post-suspension

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The Patriots knew they were going to be without Rob Ninkovich for a few games anyway, even before his suspension.

But now that his four-game exile is over, he appears to be well enough to contribute.

The veteran linebacker suffered a torn triceps muscle before his four-game PED suspension, but according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, a source said the injured muscle was “fine.”

That’s a double bit of good news for the Patriots, who are also getting some guy named Tom Brady back this week for his four-week suspension.

The Patriots even extended Ninkovich’s contract during the suspension, to help lessen the financial blow of missing four paychecks.

22 responses to “Report: Rob Ninkovich injury not a problem post-suspension

  1. It doesn’t matter how strong the PEDs were that he was taking. His tricep won’t be fully healed and he won’t be able to make much of an impact. Good luck trying to set the edge with one arm.

  2. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Oct 3, 2016 2:24 PM
    OUTSTANDING news for the 4 time World Champions and their superior fans!
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    The same superior fans who boo their own team at the end of the first quarter? The same fans who emptied the stadium by halftime that became quieter than a library?

  3. 3-1 after 4
    Hightower back on the field
    Ninkovich coming back
    Gronk getting back to speed
    Martellus Bennett in the mix now
    Edelman chomping at the bit
    Blount running like he is 25 years old
    A blowout loss at home
    TB12 is in the house
    BB so pissed he smashed a tablet on the sideline

    Be afraid NFL, be very afraid…..

  4. The same superior fans who boo their own team at the end of the first quarter? The same fans who emptied the stadium by halftime that became quieter than a library?
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    Apparently you’ve never been to Philly or NJ. Yes, every team has fans that boo or leave.

  5. stealthscorpio says:
    Oct 3, 2016 2:36 PM
    Isn’t the Patriots giving him a new contract to offset the suspension an implicit endorsement of him taking PEDs?
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    That’s the insinuation from the clown who wrote the post. He must have the same righteous connections Mort had at BSPN. We don’t expect anything less from a guy who’s universally hated wherever he goes. Next stop the enquirer.

  6. Another cheater from the Deflategate team. Patriots need to get used to looking up at the Ravens. The Ravens own both the cheating Patriots and the overrated Broncos

  7. stealthscorpio says:
    Oct 3, 2016 2:36 PM

    Isn’t the Patriots giving him a new contract to offset the suspension an implicit endorsement of him taking PEDs?
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    I took it as a sign that they believed his excuse that he used a GNC supplement that had a banned ingredient he wasn’t aware of.

    Since the league does not reveal what substance triggered the positive result, we can never know for sure. I’ve heard ex-players say that’s possible, but I’d be just as willing to believe he was purposefully doing something (like HGH) to speed up the repair of his triceps.

  8. After Brady knocks the rust off against the Browns, I hope the Bengals, Steelers, Bills and Seahawks lay the wood as much as humanly possible as the Pats run into a buzzsaw of defense 4 games in a row – good luck there tommy

  9. Our real fans (approx 2,500) will be happy with this news, the bandwagon gang who were booing and left in the 3rd quarter yesterday are a complete disgrace and not too smaht!

  10. A strong sense of NE envy permeating all that is thought and then written once again tonight. Welcome back you sad sack haters.

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