The New England Patriots were hoping for the best case scenario with Kendrick Bourne, but instead, they got the worst case scenario after the wide receiver underwent an MRI for a knee injury on Monday.
Per the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Bourne suffered a torn ACL in the loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, which will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.
It’s a devastating blow considering this was trending towards a bounce-back year for Bourne, who led the Patriots with 37 receptions and 406 receiving yards.
For the Patriots, it’s another major loss at a position of need. With DeVante Parker also going down with a head injury, the team has been reduced to Demario Douglas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tyquan Thornton, Jalen Reagor and Kayshon Boutte.
#Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne tore his ACL, source says. Frustrating end to a promising season for the veteran receiver.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 30, 2023
Bourne was playing in the final year of his contract. So there’s a chance we’ve seen him in a Patriots uniform for the last time.