It's never a good sign when a player is ruled out so quickly after suffering an injury, and Tom Brady and Co. would certainly miss their starting tackle's services should he miss significant time.
Here's the rest of the Week 16 injury news we are tracking on Sunday:
- Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck left the game and did not return with a shoulder injury during the second quarter of an 18-12 win over the Dolphins. Charlie Whitehurst replaced Hasselbeck and managed to finish the game despite suffering an undisclosed lower-body injury in the fourth quarter. Hasselbeck told reporters after the game he wasn't "super optimistic" about playing Week 17.