The Providence Journal reported on Monday that the reason that Patriots defensive back Jonathan Wilhite missed Sunday’s game was due to the fact he was a victim of an apparent home invasion.

According to the newspaper the cornerback was shaken up during an apparent invasion into his North Attleboro home, but luckily didn’t sustain any serious injuries.

Despite not being on the injury report all week, Wilhite was a surprise scratch for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. After the game when questioned by reporters head coach Bill Belichick tried to preserve the player’s privacy, by quickly saying that Wilhite “had an injury [Sunday] morning.”

His agent, Jason Chayut, told the newspaper Monday that the injury was “nothing serious” and “did not require hospitalization.”

Best wishes to Wilhite as I’m sure it was scary. Luckily there were no reports of any gunshots, or additional violence. Considering that Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins was killed after a similar incident where he was actually shot in the leg, we’re fortunate this wasn’t worse.