Source: Brandon Spikes strains MCL

Updated: November 7, 2011, 5:06 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes underwent an MRI on his injured knee Monday and it revealed an medial collateral ligament strain, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Spikes is week to week with the injury.

The Patriots have a key AFC East battle at the Jets Sunday night.

Spikes injured the knee defending a third-down pass near the front of the end zone early in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Giants. He was examined on the sidelined ...

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  • Not Good Enough
    Clay Buchholz is much more likely to have redemption on his mind than retaliation after getting rocked for 10 runs his last time out.