Both Brandon Lloyd and Brandon Bolden were injured during the New England Patriots 24-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but neither player should miss a significant amount of time. In fact, both will most likely be able to play against the New York Jets next week, but one player’s status is less severe than the other.
Lloyd suffered an injury to his left shoulder in a game in which he caught six passes for 80 yards and was injured on an incredible catch that was ruled incomplete as he was out of bounds. The Patriots star wideout was excellent against a tough Seahawks secondary, and he will have to continue the excellence against Antonio Cromartie, who has held receivers to under a 45% catch rate.
He was able to return for the final two snaps of the game and should be good to go next week. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that he will be limited in practice on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, running back Brandon Bolden likely suffered a more severe injury after leaving the game with a knee injury. Up to that point, Bolden rushed for 28 yards on six carries and should be questionable for next week after being questionable for yesterday’s game with knee issues. His knee has been bothering him all year, so this is a situation to monitor closely.
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