Patriots OLB Matt Judon facing season-threatening timeline with torn bicep

Patriots outdoors linebacker Matt Judon is anticipated to overlook a minimum of two months with the torn bicep tendon he suffered final Sunday, in accordance with the NFL Network.

Judon will endure surgical procedure on Wednesday, per studies. ESPN studies Judon desires to return and play once more this season, however there are doubts whether or not he can or will. His precise restoration timeline can be decided after Wednesday’s surgical procedure.

In the meantime, Judon, a four-time Pro Bowler, can be out indefinitely. It’s all however assured he’ll quickly injured reserve and create an open roster spot.

The 31-year-old tore his bicep whereas making an attempt an arm sort out of Cowboys operating again Deuce Vaughn within the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 38-3 defeat. He completed with one sort out and two QB hits. Judon received harm after the Patriots had pulled quarterback Mac Jones trailed 31-3, although coach Bill Belichick mentioned post-game the employees didn’t talk about eradicating their star move rusher.

Since his arrival in 2021, Judon has extensively been thought of one of the best participant on the staff. He at present leads the Patriots with 4 sacks and has made the Pro Bowl in every of the final three seasons.

Second-round rookie Keion White and fourth-year edge rushers Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings are anticipated to see a few of his snaps transferring ahead. The Patriots additionally misplaced beginning rookie cornerback to a reported dislocated shoulder on Sunday. His timeline stays unclear.

After the sport, captain Deatrich Wise described Judon’s loss as “devastating,” however mentioned he was in good spirits within the locker room.

“We will be with him mentally throughout this year, and I know he’ll be with us too,” Wise mentioned. “There will be some guys behind him who will be stepping up and filling in his spot.”