There are plenty of arguments to be had about what has been the worst part of the Patriots' 2023 season, but it seems that the number of significant injuries to essential players takes precedence over anything else. And unfortunately, New England just received terrible news about another player that couldn't have happened at a worse time.
The offense has been an utter disaster for most of the season, minus the incredible win against the Bills when the team looked like someone else had suited up in Patriots jerseys. But one of the silver linings of said offense has been Rhamondre Stevenson, especially in recent weeks.
Although he isn't on track to build upon what he accomplished last season, he's a consistently reliable player for any quarterback the Patriots put on the field, whether it be on the ground or in the air, Stevenson is exactly the type of player the offense has needed this season.
He started that way in Week 13 against the Chargers on Sunday, recording nine carries for 39 yards before exiting the game due to an injury. A tackle late in the first quarter caused Stevenson to fumble the ball, resulting in an ankle injury that eventually forced the team to rule him out for the rest of the day.
The severity of his injury wasn't immediately revealed, but considering he was ruled out fairly quickly, it seems to indicate it's bad enough to keep fans worried with a Thursday Night game coming up this week.
Even if a good part of Pats Nation is hoping for the team to lose out or even tank the rest of the season, losing a productive player like Stevenson is never in the plans. Hopefully, we'll get an update sooner rather than later to get a better idea of what exactly the running back's injury is and how it will ultimately impact the team the rest of the year.