Report: Dont’a Hightower’s knee injury a minor one

AP

The Patriots needed a silver lining after last night’s loss to the Chiefs.

They got one this morning via the medical report.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower suffered a “minor” right MCL sprain in last night’s game. He also notes that since the Patriots don’t play again until Sept. 17, Hightower could potentially return for Week Two.

They certainly need him, as he’s the most reliable member of a front seven with some question marks, and work to do to improve the rest of the season.

20 responses to “Report: Dont’a Hightower’s knee injury a minor one

  1. Two things to remember when watching NFL football: Never believe any headline that comes from the patriots and the patriots are allowed to hold on the offensive line without being penalized in Foxboro.

  2. That’s good news for the Pats. They weren’t that good when he was in but they were markedly worse without him. The D looked lost in the 2nd half.

  3. So much for the Pats being better this year. Think how lucky Pats have been in the past two Super Bowls. Stupid mistake after stupid mistake by the opposing team. Now Bradys avocado ice cream isn’t going to beat Father Time.

  4. Hightower had a minor injury during a major butt whooping….. but hey, maybe they can still go undefeated this year, right Pat’s fans!!!! 19-0 for the dream team!!!

  5. patriotmaleorgy says:
    September 8, 2017 at 10:41 am
    Two things to remember when watching NFL football: Never believe any headline that comes from the Patriots and the Patriots are allowed to hold on the offensive line without being penalized in Foxboro.
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    If that were the case then Cannon sure would have been taking advantage of it rather than being a turnstile. But then you knew that. You stay safe in that hurricane, comments here will be cut in half if anything happens to you and your cast of thousands.

  6. When Hightower went down that’s when the game was over for the Patriots he covers up so many weaknesses I hope the Patriots get it together against Brees and the Saints because something tells me the Patriots are in for a slow start if the offense can’t get in rhythm and the defense gives up so many yards.

  7. Glad to see it was minor. I hate to see any player injured long term. He looks like the heart of the defense. Last night, the defense looked bad with him in, and pathetic with him gone.

  8. Now the loud and Holier than Thou Pats Fans will understand that without Hightower or Brady…. this is a 6-10 Team. But, but, but…. next man up they would say to other teams with injuries while pounding their chest and bragging about the Dynasty. My message is not that the Patriots are not a great team and I guarantee they will still be awesome this year… but rather show some knowledge in your comments and stop the hate. Learn to be a Good Sport , It is a tough fall from the top and it is sooner than you know. This is why you can’t find a single Pats fan over the age of 25 and if you do they are only converted fans since 2001. Glad Hightower is OK and hope the same for Amendola.

  9. ncphinsfan says:
    September 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    Now the loud and Holier than Thou Pats Fans will understand that without Hightower or Brady…. this is a 6-10 Team

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    Virtually any team is a 6-10 team (at best) without their starting QB, genius.

  10. Very good news. Helps to have a 9 day rest in between.

    Injuries to the wrong players have a funny way of making a team look very ordinary and this would be one of them!

  11. You know you’re the GOAT when grown men giggle in the corner and act as if the season is a wrap after every statistically rare loss, every season.

  12. ncphinsfan says:
    September 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    This is why you can’t find a single Pats fan over the age of 25 and if you do they are only converted fans since 2001.
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    What a ridiculous statement. I saw my first Pats game at Fenway. There are plenty of us that have been with this team through thick and thin. I’ve survived the Sullivans, Victor Kiam and Rod Rust. When this run ends as they all do so long as I am breathing I will still be here and I am hardly the only one. If you want to judge all Pats fans by clowns like tylawspick are you okay with us judging all Dolphins fans by jaycutlerleading/nogamenj/patsfan4life/(insert tons of other names here)? I was on this site yesterday defending Alex Smith and the Chiefs from some pretty numb comments that weren’t being made by Pats fans but by all means keep posting nonsense and we will know what portion of Dolphins fandom you belong to.

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