The bad news: The New England Patriots lost their starting right tackle to injury Sunday night in their season opener.
The good news: He may not be sidelined for long.
Marcus Cannon's left shoulder injury isn't believed to be season-ending or even long-term, ESPN's Mike Reiss reported Tuesday.
Some context with Patriots starting right tackle Marcus Cannon's shoulder injury: It is not considered anything season-ending, or long-term in nature, per a source. Cannon underwent tests Monday after landing hard on the shoulder in the fourth quarter Sunday night.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 10, 2019
Cannon suffered the injury on a Patriots run player late in the fourth quarter of their 33-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He walked off the field under his own power and was listed as questionable to return at the time.
The 31-year-old is a key cog in New England's offensive line, and with center David Andrews already lost for the season, it's good to hear Cannon shouldn't miss extended time.
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Marcus Cannon injury: Patriots OT reportedly gets good news on shoulder originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston