New England Patriots Pro Bowl edge rusher Matt Judon and rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez were injured in Sunday’s 38-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and both could miss extended time.
Gonzalez suffered a dislocated right shoulder and is expected to be out for “some time,” according to reports. Judon was awaiting MRI results as the team fears a biceps injury suffered in the fourth quarter, per NFL Network.
Gonzalez, the first-round pick out of Oregon (17th overall) who was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month in September, hurt his shoulder when making a first-quarter tackle on Cowboys running back Tony Pollard.
The Patriots (1-3) may enter Sunday’s home game against the New Orleans Saints (2-2) very thin at corner, already dealing with ankle injuries to Jonathan Jones and Jack Jones.