Patriots rookie Christian Gonzalez took an vital step in his restoration this week.
The New England cornerback shared Tuesday on social media that he underwent surgical procedure to restore his torn labrum.
“Surgical procedure went good!” Gonzalez posted on his Instagram story. “Thanks for all of the prayers.”
Gonzalez, the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for September, suffered his harm throughout New England’s Week 4 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He reportedly is anticipated to overlook the remainder of the season.
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The Patriots traded for J.C. Jackson to fill the void left by Gonzalez’s absence and will have one other cornerback again within the fold shortly, as second-year professional Jack Jones returned to observe Tuesday. That began the 21-day clock on Jones’ return from injured reserve. He has but to play this season after struggling a hamstring harm late in the summertime.
New England is making ready to host the AFC East rival Payments in a must-win recreation this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Gonzalez’s replacements could have their arms full towards Buffalo receiver Stefon Diggs, who’s averaged 6.6 catches and 94.8 yards per recreation over his final six conferences with the Patriots. Diggs additionally scored six touchdowns in these video games.