After Sunday’s win over the Patriots, all that was known about the knee injury suffered by linebacker Jerod Mayo is that it wasn’t good. No one beyond the organization knew how not good it was.
According to Tom Curran of CSN New England, Mayo suffered a torn patellar tendon against the Bills. Per Curran, Mayo had the tendon surgically repaired on Thursday.
It’s the same injury that was suffered later in the day by Giants receiver Victor Cruz — a painful, debilitating detachment of the stuff that connects the kneecap to the shin.
Mayo now faces a lengthy rehab and an uncertain future. With a cap number that moves past $10 million for 2015, the Patriots may decide to squeeze him to take less after a paid of consecutive seasons that ended in Game Six. If Mayo resists, he could be traded or cut.