By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
Patriots starting right tackle Marcus Cannon reportedly avoided a season-ending or long-term injury after hurting his shoulder in Sunday’s opening night win against the Steelers, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.
According to Reiss, tests on Cannon’s shoulder on Monday revealed that he did not suffer a serious injury.
Some context with Patriots starting right tackle Marcus Cannon’s shoulder injury: It is not considered anything season-ending, or long-term in nature, per a source. Cannon underwent tests Monday after landing hard on the shoulder in the fourth quarter Sunday night.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 10, 2019
However, it does sound like Cannon could miss some time in the short-term.
There is still a chance Marcus Cannon will miss some action in the short-term, which sparks an important question: Is swing tackle Korey Cunningham ready to step in? He was inactive Sunday, which meant LG Joe Thuney kicked out to tackle, with Jermaine Eluemunor coming in at LG. https://t.co/vNKfWbsoGM— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 10, 2019
Cannon’s status for this Sunday’s game in Miami appears to be up in the air, meaning the Patriots questionable depth on the offensive line might be tested.
The nine-year veteran has appeared in 101 career NFL games with 55 starts.
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