Patriots LB Jerod Mayo Sidelined with Pectoral Injury; How Pats Will Replace Him

October 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the New England Patriots fought and scrapped their way to a 5–1 record after Week 6, the defense has played a major role in carrying the team, as opposed to years past.
Unfortunately, a Patriots defense that has already lost one All-Pro, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, for the season, looks to have lost a second one, in linebacker Jerod Mayo.
The news was first reported by Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports:
Yahoo sources: Pats Jerod Mayo has surgery on a torn pectoral muscle and could miss the rest of the season: http://t.co/3IiTejdc2m
—Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) October 15, 2013 It was confirmed by Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com, who added some hopeful news for Patriots fans:
Have confirmed Mayo surgery on torn pectoral. Here's the deal. Out at least 8 weeks. Can start working out again in 6 weeks. #Patriots
—Mike Petraglia (@Trags) October 16, 2013 In a piece on WEEI.com, Petraglia also adds this:
Mayo has a legendarily high pain t...

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