Sebastian Vollmer expected back for playoffs

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The early word on the injury Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer’s suffered during last Sunday’s loss against the Jets was that he was dealing with a sprained ankle and had an MRI scheduled for early this week.

It appears tests didn’t reveal anything more serious for Vollmer. Tom Curran of CSN New England reports that Vollmer avoided a severe injury and that he should be back in the lineup for the playoffs, although he is expected to miss Week 17 while he recuperates.

Vollmer’s return would be a good thing for a Patriots offensive line that has shuffled its pieces all season. Vollmer was originally the starter at right tackle, but flipped to the other side after Nate Solder was lost for the season with a torn bicep.

LaAdrian Waddle replaced Vollmer last Sunday in his first appearance for New England since being claimed off of waivers from the Lions. Waddle needed replacing later in the game when he hurt his shoulder, leaving Cameron Fleming on Tom Brady’s blind side for the final minutes of the game.

30 responses to “Sebastian Vollmer expected back for playoffs

  1. just years of playing more games than anyone else guys breaking down this year pats have played atleast 18 games last 4 years the only thing that will keep them from repeating this year is the injuries GO PATS B2B

  2. Did you know that Tom Brady has never had a losing season, and owns every major postseason QB record including winning percentage, most wins, most completions, and most TDs? You can’t describe being a Patriots fan to other people, they have to experience it for themselves.

  3. mikermiker says:
    Dec 29, 2015 4:27 PM
    A shame guys like this keep going down for the pats. It’s like something is happening as penance for all the asterisks or…

    Yep that’s it. A dynasty that is forever stained.

    Here’s hoping a troll’s New Year’s resolution includes getting a life

  4. vegasgreek says:
    Dec 29, 2015 4:47 PM
    the patsies might make it to super bowl , but they won’t win. the nfc teams are too strong. the dynasty is about to totter.
    Making it to the Super Bowl and losing, especially as a returning champion, especially for the previous youngest team every to win it all (look it up), doesn’t exactly equal a dynasty on the brink.

    Keep hoping though, if it makes you feel better, and Tom Brady will keep putting Patriots turds in your hater stocking.

  5. This is very good news……As a Pats fan, I’ll never play the injury card. Its been a tough year this year, but every team has injuries every year.
    Time to man up and save our Dec with a win.

  6. Nice for a registered hater to admit the Pats are a dynasty. If they make it to their unprecedented 6th Super Bowl in 15 yrs, losing will be nothing to hang their heads about. But, with the probable #1 seed and several important players coming back from injury, who in the AFC is gonna beat them? I understand they’re afraid of the steelers…Oh wait, they aren’t gonna make it. Too bad, the Pats woulda smoked them. Like usual.

  7. miker is the first post on a Pats article, and it’s all negative.
    In other news the sun will rise tomorrow morning.

  8. As long as he’s back for the playoffs. Nice to have the bye, gives all those with injuries even more time to heal.
    So blessed to be a fan of the world champs !

  9. Just like last year, NFL HQ will do their best to ensure that NE doesn’t win the SB. Fortunately, however, NE still has a chance because, as we’ve seen time and time again, HQ’s best also includes a healthy dose of bungling incompetence.

  10. Yay miker is back! It’s cute that his hopes are getting up. It will make it that much better when he disappears after the pats rest up the next few weeks and then roll through the weak AFC.

    And the nice thing about the NFC being strong is.. Pats will only have to play 1 while they beat up on each other for 3 weeks. Not many people expected the pats to beat the Seahawks team that trampled the Broncos either. Patriots fans know anything can happen in 1 game :p

  11. It is one game at a time from here on out. The Pats will show up and play hard, regardless of who is on the field. Not sure if they have their best chance at winning another title, but I will sure enjoy the fact that once again, they are in the hunt. #CONSISTENT

  12. mikermiker says:
    Dec 29, 2015 4:27 PM

    A shame guys like this keep going down for the pats. It’s like something is happening as penance for all the asterisks or…

    Yep that’s it. A dynasty that is forever stained.
    Yeah, another #1 or 2 seed even though they’ve lost more guys this year than any other team. “Penance” is tough but manageable when you have Belichick and Brady.

  13. shame guys like this keep going down for the pats. It’s like something is happening as penance for all the asterisks or…

    Yep that’s it. A dynasty that is forever stained.
    Despite it all the a Patriots are still the number one seed this year for the AFC while the two teams starting deflate gate the Ravens and Colts are out of the playoffs. Now that sounds like Karma. Haha.

  14. HUGE…we already knew the Pats were going to get a ton of offensive help for the playoffs (Edelman, amendola, and Jackson), but this is essential. Brady has taken a beating in the second half of the year, and he needs to know that help is on the way…that he has a reasonable option to protect his blind side against some of the better pass rushing teams in the playoffs.

  15. Yup, the universal troll is back. He must keep all those user names on a spreadsheet. Then again, when you have no life, time isn’t an issue. Feed the universal troll his thumbs downs. For some reason, it seems to validate a worthless existence.

  16. Great news about Vollmer. And it will be even better news when Edelman’s back in the lineup. If Brady has his guys at receiver, and Gronk, and White catching the ball out of the backfield, then he won’t be hanging onto the ball nearly as long and the offensive line will look a lot better. Anybody think Denver or the Jets wants to play New England with Edelman, Amendola, McCourty, Hightower, et al. back? Not a chance.

  17. And the poor little whiny Pats haters are gnawing at their own extremities upon hearing this news.


  18. I love the hatr’s and I get their motivation. When their team stains the sheets late in the season it gives the hatr’s a chance to root for any and all teams playing the Pats Dynasty through the playoffs, otherwise the have nothing. Too bad it hasn’t been a great run for them for the past 15 years!!!!
    Keep up the hat’n, well keep up the winning.

  19. It’s really a completely separate dynasty. Other than Brady and Belichick, all the faces under those helmets have changed. The first dynasty ran from 2001 to 2007 with 2008 and 2009 being transition years. This dynasty really started in 2010 with the addition of Gronk. It’s the Gronk Dynasty.

    2010: 14-2 (Best record in NFL)
    2011: 13-3 (AFC Champions)
    2012: 12-4 (AFC Finalist)
    2013: 12-4 (AFC Finalist)
    2014: 12-4 (SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS)
    2015: 12-3 (???)

    Meet the new team of the decade people. It’s the same as the old team of the decade.

    But…but…but…but…they’re cheaters! LOL! Media Literacy people….Gotta learn how to decipher between sensationalism and fact.

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