Patriots Fear Season-Ending Injury for Offensive Lineman

The New England Patriots won their AFC East clash against the New York Jets with a miraculous punt return touchdown in the game's final minute, but the Week 11 contest wasn't without its strife. Center David Andrews limped off the field in the second half with a thigh injury. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots fear it could end his season. Andrews has been a reliable presence along the interior of the Patriots' offensive line, starting seven games for the team this season and earning a solid 71.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. He had been a big part of a Patriots rushing attack that totalled 1055 rushing yards across its first nine games.

James Ferentz took over Andrews' spot in the lineup following the injury. The 33-year-old veteran has started eight games for the Patriots since 2018.

Andrews has started 97 total games for the Patriots since joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has occasionally flirted with elite play, earning a career-high 84.7 overall grade from PFF in 2017. He won a pair of Super Bowls with the team in 2016 and 2018.
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