The New England Patriots day went from bad to worse as star linebacker Matthew Judon suffered a lower bicep tendon tear in the team’s 38-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, according to Adam Schefter.
Patriots’ standout pass rusher Matthew Judon suffered a lower bicep tendon tear during today’s loss in Dallas, per source. How much time he will be sidelined for still is being evaluated.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2023
The injury occurred in the fourth quarter and will reportedly sideline the 31-year-old, but for how long remains to be seen as further tests are required.
Judon came into Week 4 as the team leader in sacks with four. He had a pair of quarterback hits before exiting the game against the Cowboys. In 17 games in 2022, Judon had a career-best 15.5 sacks to lead the Patriots.
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Needless to say, this is a massive blow to a Patriots defense that earlier saw star rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez exit the game with a shoulder injury and not return.
The Patriots will have to quickly turn the page and lean on the likes of Josh Uche and the rest of the defensive front, as they now sit 1-3 on the year and are coming off their worst loss of the season.
New England will host the 2-2 Saints next Sunday.