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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Patriots injuries never-ending


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

If you happen to attend the New England Patriots' next game in Gillette Stadium, take a look around the stands at the jerseys fans are sporting.

Bruschi
There's a strong possibility that player won't be wearing his own.

Tom Brady, Rodney Harrison, Adalius Thomas, Laurence Maroney ... Sammy Morris, LaMont Jordan and Ty Warren have missed time, too.

Add fan favorite Tedy Bruschi to the list.

The Boston Herald and Boston Globe both are speculating Bruschi's season might be over because his bad knee could land him on injured reserve.

A source told the Herald that Bruschi's injury isn't serious from a medical standpoint, that he normally would miss only three to four weeks. But with only three games left in the regular season and the Patriots desperate to make the playoffs, they'll probably need to fill Bruschi's spot on the 53-man roster with a serviceable player.

Bruschi went into Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks with a bad left knee, which was knocked by Patriots defensive back Mike Richardson on a tackle.

The only good news is that the Patriots added Bruschi's replacement, Junior Seau, last week. That gave the future Hall of Famer, who will turn 40 next month, a little more time to pick up the game after seeing his first action Sunday since the Super Bowl.