Jabrill Peppers has injury scare in Patriots return to practice on Tuesday
The Patriots returned from their bye week on Tuesday, and among the several stories that began to circulate after the limited media-viewed portion of practice, a possible Jabrill Peppers injury sent a scare throughout New England.
Mike Reiss initially reported seeing Peppers enter the locker room after practice with a wrap and ice over his hand. It was later revealed that the safety would go under further testing, including an x-ray, to determine the severity of the potential injury.
Much like what Reiss said, the possibility of the Patriots' defense losing a stud player like Peppers this far into the season would be devastating. Since he signed with the team two years ago, he has quickly risen into a leadership position, and his performance on the field has elevated along with it.
Losing Peppers after already having to overcome the voids of Christian Gonzalez and Matthew Judon created panic for Patriots fans for what seemed like an eternity. Luckily, it turned out to be just over an hour later when the Boston Herald's Andrew Callahan reported that Peppers' x-rays came back clean and he didn't suffer any serious injury.
There was a universal sigh of relief upon hearing the news, as Peppers has become a fan favorite since arriving in New England. Hopefully, his finger will not negatively impact him too much in their upcoming matchup with the Giants, as there is a lot riding on the outcome of the game.