Christian Gonzalez is questionable to return to Patriots-Cowboys recreation after upper-body damage


The rookie was injured on an tried deal with towards Dallas’s Tony Pollard.

Christian Gonzalez. AP Photograph/Adam Starvation
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Patriots cornerback Christian Gonzalez left Sunday’s recreation towards the Cowboys after struggling an upper-body damage throughout the first quarter.

Gonzalez tackled Cowboys working again Tony Pollard and appeared to land awkwardly on his proper arm.

Gonzalez instantly grabbed the arm in ache. He was in a position to depart the sphere on his personal, and finally headed to the locker room for additional evaluations. He’s questionable to return, in keeping with the Patriots.

The damage comes days after Gonzalez was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. The primary-rounder from Oregon received off to a scorching begin, recording his first profession sack and interception over his first three video games.

Gonzalez was a giant a part of the Patriots’ recreation plan towards Miami’s Tyreek Hill and New York’s Garrett Wilson. He additionally had 16 tackles heading into Sunday’s recreation.

Considered one of Gonzalez’s most memorable performs to far was a highlight-reel interception on a Tua Tagovailoa move supposed for Hill.

“I used to be in a position to go towards the rookie. He’s actual good,” Hill mentioned throughout an look on his “It Wanted To Be Stated” podcast. “Very prolonged nook. Had some actual good approach and pace about him. They’ve received some actual good items over there in New England, man.”

The Patriots felt the influence of Gonzalez’s absence rapidly. One play after Gonzalez left, Dak Prescott hit CeeDee Lamb for a 20-yard landing.