The New England Patriots has lost one of their top tacklers to a season-ending injury. The team put linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve Wednesday for what is believed to be a torn pectoral muscle.
“I think I’ve been on record many times talking about Jerod,” coach Bill Belichick said. “He does a lot for us on the field, off the field. But we’re just going to have to move on.”
This injury is one of the many cases where the Patriots has lost a key player. Nose tackle Vince Wilfork went down with a season-ending Achilles tendon injury a couple weeks ago, and cornerback Aqib Talib limped off the field in Sunday’s win over the New Orleans Saints.
Since joining the Patriots in 2008, Mayo has started 79 games for the organization.
Despite all the Patriots’ injury troubles they still boast a 5-1 record.