Patriots TE Matt LaCosse reportedly has sprained ankle

Ryan Hannable
August 13, 2019 - 9:57 am
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Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse left Thursday's preseason game with what looked to be a lower leg injury in the first half, but there wasn't any update after the game or over the weekend.

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LaCosse was absent from practice Monday, but later in the day came an injury update.

According to The Boston Globe's Jim McBride, the tight end has a sprained ankle and will not play against the Titans this week. This doesn't come as a major surprise, especially considering the team reportedly traded for Falcons tight end Eric Saubert on Monday.

This could be a move that signals perhaps LaCosse's injury may be more than just a few days/a week, as sprained ankles can vary in severity.

LaCosse was looked as pretty much a lock to make the team at a very thin position. He likely still will, but now it's even more important someone else steps up from that group.

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