Recapping all the Patriots injuries vs. Panthers

Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2019 - 7:18 am
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FOXBOROUGH — The third preseason game won’t be remembered for the 10-3 Patriots win over the Panthers, rather all the injuries that piled up along the way.

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The blue pop-up medical tent behind the Patriots sideline got quite the workout Thursday with numerous players getting injured — some leaving the game all together, while some made it back into action.

Here’s a list of all the injuries with updates on some of them likely to come throughout the course of the day.

TE Benjamin Watson (potential head injury, did not return) — The 38-year-old was injured in first quarter on late hit by Eric Reid. He was received a personal foul penalty and expects to be fined.

LB Kyle Van Noy (unknown, returned) — Van Noy was slow to get up after a play in the opening quarter and went into the medical tent, but soon after returned to the field.

S Nate Ebner (unknown, returned) — Roughly midway through the second quarter the special-teamer went inside the blue pop-up tent, but after a few minutes inside came out and was running up the sideline.

RB Damien Harris (potential leg injury, did not return) — The rookie walked off the field slowly in the second quarter and finished with eight yards on two carries.

LB Brandon King (leg, did not return) — This was probably the worst, as he was injured on a special teams play in the second quarter. The cart was almost immediately signaled for him, which usually signals a serious injury.

TE Stephen Anderson (unknown, did not return) — The tight end was seen speaking with the training staff near the end of the first half on the sideline, but it’s unclear what happened.

TE Lance Kendricks (unknown, did not return) — Late in the game, the veteran was sandwiched between two defenders while making a catch and was in some pain afterwards.

WR Gunner Olszewski (potential head/face, did not return) — The undrafted rookie was injured in the middle of the fourth quarter and after quite some time in the tent departed for the locker room.

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