Report: Patriots’ Christian Gonzalez, Matthew Judon each anticipated to overlook time resulting from dislocated shoulder, bicep harm


Each Gonzalez and Judon might miss vital time resulting from their respective accidents.

New England Patriots cornerback Christian Gonzalez (6) is escorted off the field after an injury during an NFL Football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2023.
Christian Gonzalez reportedly suffered a dislocated shoulder on Sunday. Michael Ainsworth / AP Picture

The hits carry on coming for the Patriots after their lopsided loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night.

So as to add harm to the insult of a 35-point loss to Dallas (the biggest margin of defeat for Invoice Belichick in his head-coaching profession), the Patriots’ protection reportedly shall be with out its two most impactful gamers within the weeks forward.

According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez is anticipated to “miss a while” after dislocating his shoulder throughout Sunday’s loss towards the Cowboys.

Howe added that the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month remains to be present process testing to find out the severity of his harm.

WEEI’s Mike Kadlick was the primary to report the explanation behind Gonzalez’s harm, with the rookie nook exiting Sunday’s sport within the first quarter whereas making an attempt to deal with Dallas operating again Tony Pollard. 

New England additionally misplaced its high move rusher in Matthew Judon throughout Sunday’s highway contest, with the veteran linebacker exiting within the fourth quarter with what was initially listed as an elbow harm. Following the sport, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Judon “is being evaluated for a biceps tendon harm.”

Howe had extra dangerous information to share on Judon’s standing, noting on Monday afternoon that the four-time Professional Bowler is “anticipated to be out for some time” resulting from a biceps-related harm.

A bicep tear might run the danger of being a season-ending harm for Judon, with defensive captain Deatrich Sensible hammering residence the severity of his teammates’ harm following Sunday’s loss.

“Devastating. Devastating. … he was in good spirits,” Sensible stated of Judon. “We’ll be with him mentally all through this yr, and I do know he’ll be with us, too. There shall be some guys behind him who shall be stepping up and filling in his spot.”

Judon has been arguably New England’s most impactful participant since arriving in New England in 2021, recording 32.0 sacks in 35 profession video games with the Patriots.

However Gonzalez has additionally been a game-changer in New England’s secondary as a rookie, with the 2023 first-round decide maintaining a defensive backfield afloat that’s at present trudging alongside with out Marcus Jones (IR), Jack Jones (IR), and Jonathan Jones, who has missed the final three video games with an ankle harm.

Previous to his harm, Gonzalez performed all however one defensive snap on New England’s protection, serving because the crew’s No. 1 boundary nook and profitable daunting matchups towards different crew’s high receiving threats like A.J. Brown, Tyreek Hill, Garrett Wilson, and CeeDee Lamb.

With Gonzalez now anticipated to be on the shelf, New England’s beginning cornerbacks on the skin are Myles Bryant and Shaun Wade, though Jalen Mills may also possible slot again over to nook if wanted.

Only one play after Gonzalez exited Sunday’s sport, Lamb torched Bryant out on the skin and reeled in a 20-yard landing for the Cowboys.