New England Patriots

Nov 3, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (14) runs prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Patriots receiver Mohamed Sanu will need ankle surgery this offseason after a sprain he suffered in November failed to heal on its own.

Sanu suffered the injury while returning a punt Week 11 against the Eagles.

While it was reported at the time he would miss two to three weeks, the Rutgers product didn’t sit out a game, although his production saw a steep drop.

After being acquired midseason by the Patriots for a second-round pick, Sanu caught 26 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown in eight games. However, following the injury he failed to account for more than three catches or 35 yards in a game, and was held to just one catch for 11 yards in the Patriots’ playoff loss to the Titans.

No timetable for Sanu’s recovery has been given, so it’s unknown if he’ll be available for OTAs in April.

The 30-year-old receiver is entering the final year of his contract. He’s set to earn $6.5 million against the cap in 2020.

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