Report: Stephen Gostkowski having season-ending hip surgery

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When word initially broke that the Patriots were placing kicker Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve, there was no word on what kind of injury the veteran is dealing with.

There’s been a further development on that front. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gostkowski needs surgery on his left hip.

While Gostkowski is eligible to return after eight weeks on the list, Schefter reports that it is a season-ending injury.

It is not expected to be a career-ending one, however. The report states he’s expected to be ready to go for the 2020 season and he is under contract with the Patriots through that season. The Patriots can move on without being left with a severe amount of dead money, however, so a 15th season in New England won’t be a sure thing for quite some time.

47 responses to “Report: Stephen Gostkowski having season-ending hip surgery

  1. So we now know why he looked so shaky. Interesting how him and Vinatieri have been so great the last decade and both have looked shaky/injuries this year.

  2. Wish him the best. He’s been a great kicker and a great Patriot player. If he should not make it back as a kicker we wish him a happy healthy life.

  3. jacunn2000 says:
    October 2, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    Well he had a good career. Good luck Steve-G. Hip surgery on a kicker is a career ender.
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    Good luck Steve-G. Hip surgery on a kicker can sometimes be a career ender.

    There fixed that for you. Frankly contract and money matters are more likely to force him off the team than this injury is. But all of that is simply wait and see stuff at this point.

  4. chuckshontaspads says:
    October 2, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    What was last years excuse? Been mediocre for 3 years
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    Let’s see how easy he is to replace.

  5. Pats fan here.

    Who else is out there? Peolple are whining now about the missed extra points, but anyone left on the market couldn’t hack it on the other 31 teams.

  6. Steven has been money for the Pats. Just like Vinatieri was. The team was very fortunate to have such high level kickers like they are. Get well soon Steve!

  7. mooncussers says:
    October 2, 2019 at 4:07 pm
    Ouch. This season is beginning to remind me a little of 2015. Injuries gradually wore that team down. Not much out there for kickers.

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    Defense is too fierce for that, I hope.

  8. Steve, thank you for your service. You were
    great! A lot of clutch kicks to get us those 3 rings.
    So…Rodrigo Blankenship in the 4th round next year?

    Too soon?

  9. The Patriots offense has taken a beating and not even at the halfway mark.Be Grateful you guys have Brady and McDaniels holding down the fort because without them you will be in the Bills or Bears situation.

  10. After they had him try (and he was at least reasonable) at so many other positions in camp it would be hilarious if Gunner added kicking to his resume and took that over too. He would be a guy that does everything on special teams except gunner.

  11. Can’t replace what Gostowski was before he was injured. Oh well, Going to have to get lucky to find anyone dependable.

  12. Football God says:
    October 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm
    The Patriots offense has taken a beating and not even at the halfway mark.Be Grateful you guys have Brady and McDaniels holding down the fort because without them you will be in the Bills or Bears situation.

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    A 3-1 situation? Doesn’t sound too bad to me.

  13. “Too soon?”

    I don’t know. Wouldn’t surprise me if Bill drafts a kicker somewhere in the 5th – 7th rounds next year.

  14. The Patriots will find their new kicker and I suspect he won’t be American. There are a lot of good soccer-style kickers in Europe. This could be a blessing in disguise. It’s time to go shopping.

  15. Well,that explains a lot. I hope he gets back to his old self next season. Meanwhile,a good kicker is hard to find…BB will come up with someone,I hope

  16. Being without a kicker could get costly. Everyone picks on the position until they realize how important it is. The Pats just went 3-12 on drives. I was correct, Gordon does have a leg issue. JE is injured. 3-points could/will be the difference maker in multiple games coming up.

    Let’s the line gets it together and opens some holes for Sony. We’re going to need the run more than ever.

  17. Mike Nugent has experience in cold weather, but has a recent injury history (hip).

    Catanzaro retired in the pre-season at the tender age of 28 due to performance issues. His struggles making kicks would make him a crap shoot to fill in for Gostkowski.

  18. I challenge anyone to come up with more than one instance when Goskowski made a clutch kick in his entire career.

  19. Football God says:
    October 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm
    The Patriots offense has taken a beating and not even at the halfway mark.Be Grateful you guys have Brady and McDaniels holding down the fort because without them you will be in the Bills or Bears situation.
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    So one less win than they have now. And in the Bills case who did that one less win come against?

    Lets face it, Bills and Bears are both still extremely good.

  20. The last time Gostkowski was injured, the Patriots brought in Shane Graham and he went 12/12 in FG’s. The Patriots even coach up kickers better than any other team in the league

  21. He probably was aware of the hip problem all along. I bet after 2020 season, he won’t be back in New England.

  22. Well, I’d suspected he was injured, because you don’t go from 94% to 65% on XP attempts in one season. And his kickoffs have been a little shorter than his usual firing out the endzone. But he was still 7 of 8 for field goals so I was beginning to doubt my guess.

  23. The front office did not do a good job looking for a backup kicker during the off season. Now they are in deep doodoo. If they miss a game tying or winning field goal in a playoff game, the front office should be blamed.

  24. jackedupboonie says:

    October 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I’d laugh if BB declared he would go without a kicker the rest of the season and still they end up 16-0
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    I wouldn’t put it past BB to think outside the box but he would never declare game plan information like that. We would hear how some receiver or something would be their kicker and then never see it.

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