Patriots Rumors: Deatrich Wise likely only out a week with a concussion
By Nick Ziegler
Recent Patriots rumors have been about the status of rookie defensive lineman Deatrich Wise. After suffering a concussion, things appear to be going well for him.
With the NFL preseason here, recent Patriots rumors have been about their rookie defensive lineman. In the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, there was a pretty scary moment early on for the New England Patriots.
On a running play against the Jaguars, Wise took a knee to the head and went down pretty hard. After not getting up for a little while, Wise was able to walk off the field thankfully. However, he clearly was hurting, and a concussion was suspected after seeing the hit.
According to Jeff Howe, Wise did indeed suffer a concussion. However, the good news is that he is only expected to a miss a week of action.
As the NFL becomes more aware of the long-term effects of a concussion, a much better protocol has been put in place. Unfortunately for Wise, he did suffer a concussion, but the bright side is that it doesn’t appear to be too severe.
Even though Wise was a fourth round pick by the Patriots, he could very well find himself playing some meaningful football this season. So far, Wise has been impressive in training camp, and he could fit into the Patriots’ rotation of defensive linemen.
While the Patriots lacked a double-digit sack player last season, they were able to perform well because of their depth in the trenches. Having fresh players in the game in pass-rushing situations certainly helped New England make up for their lack of star power on the defensive line.
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The Patriots’ next game will be against the Houston Texans on Saturday night. Wise will likely be out for that game with the concussion, but hopefully, we will see him back on the field for the important third preseason game against the Detroit Lions.