The Patriots are 10-1, but it feels like every New England game comes at the price of an injury to a big-name player.
NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that Hightower is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain.
The knee injury is generally not season ending, but would keep Hightower out a few weeks. The Pats' run defense has struggled when the linebacker hasn't been on the field.
Here's the rest of Monday's injury news we are tracking:
- In other news concerning the Patriots, Gronkowski could miss a week with a knee strain, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Gronk underwent an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but the belief is that he has no structural damage.
- Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is out indefinitely with a broken tibia, Rapoport reported. Running back Andre Ellington is day to day, general manager Steve Keim said Monday on the Doug and Wolf Show on KMVP-FM. Ellington's injury is related to the toe on his right foot. Rookie David Johnson got most of the snaps in the game once CJ2K and Ellington left.
- Colts running back Ahmad Bradshawwas placed on injured reserve after he suffered a wrist injury in Indy's 25-12 win over the Buccaneers. He will undergo surgery today. Linebacker Jerrell Freeman is week-to-week with a grade-2 hamstring strain. Offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo is also week-to-week with a knee strain.