Injury-riddled Patriots may need reinforcements
(Foxboro-AP) -- Foxboro may not feel like a particularly victorious place today, even with the Patriots coming off a 23-to-16 victory over the New York Jets.
Thatï¿½s because the team is in the midst of an injury epidemic.
The Patriots lost another key defensive starter yesterday when 365-pound nose tackle Ted Washington suffered a fractured left leg. He joins linebacker Rosevelt Colvinï¿½out for the season with a hip injuryï¿½and linebacker Ted Johnsonï¿½who is out until at least midseason with a broken foot.
Another linebacker, Mike Vrabel, suffered an arm injury in yesterdayï¿½s game and cornerback Ty Law hurt his right ankle, though Law later returned to the game.
The offense hasnï¿½t been spared, either. Starting guard Mike Compton missed yesterdayï¿½s game with a foot injury and wide receiver David Patten left the game after hurting his knee.
Add to that quarterback Tom Bradyï¿½s elbow, which appears to be bothering him though he insists itï¿½s nothing serious.
All this has fans wondering how long the team can keep winning.
New England is 2-and-1 and tied for first place in the A-F-C East with Buffalo and Miami. The Pats will be in Washington Sunday to play the Redskins.