Report: Spikes has sprained MCL

Derek Havens
November 07, 2011 at 06:35pm ET

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, New England Patriots' linebacker Brandon Spikes has a sprained MCL and is "week to week."

Brandon Spikes has brought some attitude to the Patriots defense. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

The inside linebacker left the game in the third quarter on Sunday after colliding with teammate Kyle Arrington. After the play, he was seen on the sideline as team trainers evaluated his right knee.

The Patriots have unfortunately become plagued with MCL injuries this season. Both Aaron Hernandez and Jerod Mayo have missed games because of them.

This injury is very disappointing in my eyes, because it seems Spikes has developed and improved over the past month. His attitude and ability to set the tone with big hits, has given this defense some attitude.

On Monday afternoon, head coach Bill Belichick said that Spikes was undergoing tests on his knee and said, "we'll see what it looks like tomorrow. Sometimes those things clear up and they're bruises, sometimes they're more than that and it takes a little bit longer."

As more details are released, I will be sure to post an update. For the mean time, let's hope Spikes can get back to full health as soon as possible.

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