New England Patriots

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By Alex Barth,

In the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to Miami, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore had to be helped off the field after slipping on the Hard Rock Stadium turf. The injury looked serious at the time, but the initial prognosis is reportedly encouraging.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Gilmore did not suffer any knee injury on the play, and any leg injury he did suffer “may not be as serious as it may have looked.” On the TV broadcast, Gilmore was shown grabbing at both knees after he fell on a non-contact play.

Rapoport added that Gilmore will have tests on Monday. Asked about Gilmore’s status after the game, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not have any update.

The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Gilmore has recorded an interception and three pass breakups in 2020. He missed three games last month due to an undisclosed knee injury. It’s unknown if that injury and what happened on Sunday are related.

Gilmore technically has one more year remaining on his contract. However, it’s been reported that he’ll be seeking a pay day via an extension this offseason, either from the Patriots or after a trade. Any injury suffered on Sunday would obviously impact his value this spring.

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