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Rhamondre Stevenson could (but really should) miss the rest of the season

Other than the obvious reason of playing so poorly, they now have the second overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft as enough of an indication that this Patriots season is not fun, the continued piling up of injuries week after week makes it feel like this year is not just bad, but cursed.

Maybe that's being dramatic, but with the latest injury to Rhamondre Stevenson from Sunday's game against the Chargers, that's the overwhelming feeling around New England, especially hearing it may keep him out until next season.

The running back left the game with an ankle injury that didn't look good from the start. Initial x-rays came back negative, but the belief was he suffered a high ankle sprain that would keep him out for a few weeks.

Since there are only four games left, and the Patriots are all but officially eliminated from contending for the playoffs, it's hard to argue against keeping Stevenson sidelined until next year.

An MRI could confirm that to be what his future holds, but even if that's not the case, it's what should happen. There's no point in risking further injury or having him hurry back during a season that's going nowhere.