Patriots’ David Andrews hospitalized, could miss season

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Patriots center David Andrews is dealing with a major health scare.

Andrews has been hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs his season is in jeopardy, according to Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com.

That would be a serious loss. Andrews is a team captain who started all 19 games, up to and including the Super Bowl, last year. He was expected to be one of the most important players in the Patriots’ offense again this year.

If Andrews is out, the Patriots would likely turn to 2016 sixth-round pick Ted Karras to play center. Karras started the two games Andrews missed in 2017.

58 responses to “Patriots’ David Andrews hospitalized, could miss season

  1. Who cares if he miss the season when the man bigger things are in jeopardy then if he miss the season or not. The man life is also in jeopardy which takes a much higher priority.

  2. Forget football…. I just hope the man will be ok & they figure out what caused this to happen….
    God speed!!!
    Big loss…. let’s hope the next man up formula works…..
    My guess is Bill will be watching the waiver wire like a hawk….
    Go Pats!!!

  3. wow. very scary. get well soon buddy. who cares about football or what he was to our team? this is life and death. everything else is secondary.

  4. That’s awful. Best wishes to Andrews and his family. Hoping for a full and fast recovery.

  5. Horrible news. I don’t care how it affects the season, this is a little bigger than that.

  6. The young man’s health is the most important issue right now.
    Football or any job is secondary.

    Hope he makes a full recovery and can get back to doing what he loves to do.

  7. OT Russell Okung also has had blood clots in his lungs. The extremely serious nature makes me put aside football and hope David Andrews and Russell both return to good health.

  8. Scar could coach a Junior College kid to be a solid center in the NFL. Get well David, they’ve got you covered

  9. Hope he recovers fully. He went from undrafted to a huge contributor to their offense. Very likable guy.

  10. Wow! I have a couple relatives that had that happen. It’s no joke for sure, and under certain circumstances, can be fatal if not addressed in time. I wish him well in his recovery. You really see how little the game means when someone’s health is in jeopardy.

  11. It’s no big deal if he doesn’t play.
    They will find another cheater to replace him.

  12. Tashan Harrison says:
    August 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
    Who cares if he miss the season when the man bigger things are in jeopardy then if he miss the season or not. The man life is also in jeopardy which takes a much higher priority.
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    I agree his health is the top priority, but it seems fair to comment on the impact his absence will have on his team… especially considering this is a football news site.

    I wish him a swift recovery.

  13. That sucks,…. clots in the lungs are a serious problem.
    We had a workmate died at work from that. 38 years old and fit.
    It’s called a pulmonary embolism. A clot broke loose from the lungs and blocked the blood flow to his heart. Heart Attack. Catching it early might have saved his life.
    My best wishes for successful treatment and full recovery to Mr Andrews.

  14. What is important? It is not the game he plays. It is his health and being there for the family tomorrow. THAT is the team that is more important. God bless and here is to a speedy recovery!

  15. Health first, game doesn’t matter. Get yourself well and take the time you need to heal. You’re part of the Patriots family and you’ll always be that whether you play in the future or not. We’re all thinking of you!

  16. Hopefully there is no underlying cancer that caused this. He will be on a blood thinner, and will hopefully be fine. I am not sure how Andrews or Okung will be able to return to football, unless their doctors clear them to stop taking blood thinners.

    This is strange for this to occur in two young men in the NFL at about the same time. But, encouraging that in each case it was caught. These are hard to catch, which is a major reason why this can be fatal.

  17. What causes this? Is it hits to the body or it like a genetic thing that’s going to happen no matter what your profession is? Can you breath super had for too long and cause this? How do you even catch it as a problem?

  18. There a few teams that can handle this situation and Patriots are one of them.Relax Recover and be Grateful they caught in time David.Your health comes first and family comes second then Football comes third.Hopefully you can come back before playoffs if not you can come back and enjoy the parade in February. Who doesn’t like seeing Andrew without a shirt Dancing and chugging Beers

  19. Mark Kitterman says:
    August 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm
    OT Russell Okung also has had blood clots in his lungs. The extremely serious nature makes me put aside football and hope David Andrews and Russell both return to good health.

    +++++++++++++++++

    What is causing this to happen? Supplements? Training techniques? I don’t know.

  20. Good grief. When did this start? He’s one of the best Centers in the league.

    Of course he is one of the best in the league because all Pats are the best in the league….right.

    Wishing him a speedy recovery and maybe best to retire healthy….and alive,

  21. Vasteelerfan says:
    August 27, 2019 at 8:51 am
    Good grief. When did this start? He’s one of the best Centers in the league.

    Of course he is one of the best in the league because all Pats are the best in the league….right.

    Wishing him a speedy recovery and maybe best to retire healthy….and alive,

    —————————–

    Actually, the Pats never get any recognition for their players outside of Brady (or Gronk), which makes me laugh as I see them all helping win SBs almost every year.

    You have quite a nerve as a Steelers fan saying that. Kyle Van Noy would be your best LB right now, yet somehow one-trick pony and wildly overrated TJ Watt made it on top 100 list over Van Noy and Trey Flowers, which is absolutely preposterous.

  22. tylawspick6overruled says:
    August 26, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    HUGE blow. Very few teams can recover after losing their starting center.

    1 4 Rate This

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    it’s a blow, Jets fan, but only one team really plugs and plays like NE. Duh.

  23. Casca’s friend says:
    August 27, 2019 at 7:48 am
    Mark Kitterman says:
    August 26, 2019 at 8:23 pm
    OT Russell Okung also has had blood clots in his lungs. The extremely serious nature makes me put aside football and hope David Andrews and Russell both return to good health.

    +++++++++++++++++

    What is causing this to happen? Supplements? Training techniques? I don’t know.

    ————

    Leg injuries are a common cause and there are a bunch of other risk factors which could be present in these big guys.

    There are also 1700 players in the league so 2 players of 1700 is like 0.1%, which is roughly equivalent to the normal incidence across the US for pulmonary emboli.

  24. “Actually, the Pats never get any recognition for their players outside of Brady (or Gronk), which makes me laugh as I see them all helping win SBs almost every year.

    You have quite a nerve as a Steelers fan saying that. Kyle Van Noy would be your best LB right now, yet somehow one-trick pony and wildly overrated TJ Watt made it on top 100 list over Van Noy and Trey Flowers, which is absolutely preposterous.”

    One trick pony TJ Watt?
    13 sacks last season. 5th in the league last year in Run Stop Rate for OLBers. He was top 20 OLBer is pass rush and against the run according to PFF.
    So maybe learn a little about football first Jabroni.

  25. You have quite a nerve as a Steelers fan saying that. Kyle Van Noy would be your best LB right now, yet somehow one-trick pony and wildly overrated TJ Watt made it on top 100 list over Van Noy and Trey Flowers, which is absolutely preposterous.

    7 7

    Stop lying I said nothing about Van Noy, but the people with really football knowledge did and picked Watt. It must suck to always be wrong about football, but hey you are a very successful CEO of a 2 Million company so you have that to crow about….lol.

  26. jman967 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 11:15 am
    “Actually, the Pats never get any recognition for their players outside of Brady (or Gronk), which makes me laugh as I see them all helping win SBs almost every year.

    You have quite a nerve as a Steelers fan saying that. Kyle Van Noy would be your best LB right now, yet somehow one-trick pony and wildly overrated TJ Watt made it on top 100 list over Van Noy and Trey Flowers, which is absolutely preposterous.”

    One trick pony TJ Watt?
    13 sacks last season. 5th in the league last year in Run Stop Rate for OLBers. He was top 20 OLBer is pass rush and against the run according to PFF.
    So maybe learn a little about football first Jabroni.

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    Maybe taking a shot at TJ Watt was misguided, but the overall point was sound. The Patriots have great players outside of the handful that get the most recognition. They didn’t hold the 11th best scoring offensive all time to 3 points in the Super Bowl by accident. Van Noy and Hightower played great. Hightower is a defensive leader that has won 3 National Championships in college and 3 Super Bowls being the key signal caller. That’s just one example, but many of the Patriots deserve more recognition.

  27. David Andrews, you have my prayers for a full recovery. Just take your time and get well. Don’t hurry back. You should rest. If you can’t play at all this year that might just be what’s best, for you (and the rest of the AFCE. In all seriousness Godspeed.

  28. thisistheendifyouletit says:
    August 27, 2019 at 5:09 am
    What causes this? Is it hits to the body or it like a genetic thing that’s going to happen no matter what your profession is? Can you breath super had for too long and cause this? How do you even catch it as a problem?

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    Base on what I have read, blood clots form in the lower legs due to many risk factors, but one may be injury. Part of the blood clot may break off and move into the lungs and become stuck, blocking vessels that can reduce oxygen or worse. Blood thinners are prescribed to prevent further blood clots from forming and other drugs can be used to promote healing. Typical is 3 to 6 months on meds, but if the condition is caused by other risk factors like genetics, then it’s possible a person may need blood thinners forever.

    The challenge is you can’t play football on blood thinners as any injury, particularly to the head, could cause uncontrollable bleeding and may lead to death.

    The fact that he’s out of the hospital already is very good news, so who knows the severity. It’s possible it was caused by an injury, there is no genetic issue, he will heal up after 3 months and he will be able to get back to playing this year.

  29. “Maybe taking a shot at TJ Watt was misguided, but the overall point was sound. The Patriots have great players outside of the handful that get the most recognition. They didn’t hold the 11th best scoring offensive all time to 3 points in the Super Bowl by accident. Van Noy and Hightower played great. Hightower is a defensive leader that has won 3 National Championships in college and 3 Super Bowls being the key signal caller. That’s just one example, but many of the Patriots deserve more recognition.”

    I’m not arguing that but your boy is a moron and needs to stop talking like he knows anything about Football.
    Van Noy is great, Hightower is good, Flowers is great, Chung is good, Gilmore is great. The Pats do have alot of great players. Missing Andrews is going to be hard, especially having to pull in a 6th round rookie center on short notice against the likes of Heyward, Tuitt and Hargrave in 10 days. Not going to be an easy task at all. Should be a really fun game.

  30. tylawspick6 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 9:24 am
    Actually, the Pats never get any recognition for their players outside of Brady (or Gronk), which makes me laugh as I see them all helping win SBs almost every year.

    You have quite a nerve as a Steelers fan saying that. Kyle Van Noy would be your best LB right now, yet somehow one-trick pony and wildly overrated TJ Watt made it on top 100 list over Van Noy and Trey Flowers, which is absolutely preposterous.
    ———————————–
    Actually the Pats homers think every player on the Patriots is a pro bowler. Nice try though. I bet you think Patriots have the best defense when they play 6 games against some of the worst QBs in the league aka the AFC East.

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