Patriots’ Matthew Judon to undergo bicep surgery
New England Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon has made a big decision on his bicep injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Judon has decided to undergo surgery to repair a lower bicep tear. Judon suffered the injury during the second half of the Patriots’ 38-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
According to Schefter, Judon “wants to try to come back to play again this year, but there are questions about whether he can or will.” For now, Judon is headed to injured reserve and is considered to be out “indefinitely.”
The injury marks the most devastating one yet for the 2023 Patriots, who have dealt with a number of absences on both sides of the ball. On defense, standout rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez is also expected to miss time with what Jeff Howe reported is a dislocated shoulder, but his status remains unclear at this point.
New England is 1-3 on the season as they return home to face the New Orleans Saints in Week 5 at Gillette Stadium. The injuries on defense are certainly massive blows, but they also have a chance to get key players on each side of the ball back from IR. Candidates to return include wide receiver Tyquan Thornton and cornerback Jack Jones.
Read below for more about the Patriots’ players who could return this week, as they get ready for life without Judon.
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