The New England Patriots and their fans can breathe a small sigh of relief.
The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride Tweeted at 10:13 p.m. last night that Patriots center David Andrews has reportedly been released from the hospital.
Andrews, 27, was reportedly sent to the hospital last night for a blood clot in his lung.
Dr. Jessica Flynn, a sports medicine doctor at Lahey and Injury Analyst at Boston Sports Journal gave an encouraging prognosis to fans in response to McBride’s Tweet.
Dr. Flynn stated that depending on how serious these clots are can determine how much time he will miss. No matter what, it most likely will be a long time before he sees the field again.
“Duration of treatment depends on factors including severity of clot,” Dr. Flynn Tweeted. “This illness is bigger than football, though. 3-6 [months] minimum, but hard to consider that right now.”
The Patriots’ second on the depth chart is Ted Karras.
Karras, 26, was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft and has played in 45 games starting in five.
The Illinois alum has experience at center as well as guard and will most likely be the one called upon to take the role over from Andrews.