Patriots Leading Rusher Requires Ankle Surgery
Fred Taylor wont be carrying the ball anytime soon for the New England Patriots as the 11-year-pro has elected to have surgery on his injured right ankle.
Taylor injured his right ankle in his last carry of New England’s 27-21 win over the Baltimore Ravens and was held out of practice the past two days. The timetable for Taylor’s return is uncertain but the 33-year-old is expected to be back with the Patriots at some point this season.
Taylor is the only New England running back to register an 100-yard game and the injury to Taylor will require the likes of Laurence Maroney, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk, to step up in his absence. Don’t be shocked if you see more of BenJarvus Green-Ellis who has impressed in his short time in Foxborough and could displace the ineffective and oft dancing Maroney in the backfield.