Some good news at least following the Patriots 28-21 playoff loss the Jets yesterday.¬† WEEI’s Christopher Price reported a few minutes ago via Twitter(@capeleaguer) that linebacker Rob Ninkovich’s knee injury isn’t quite as severe as some had feared.

According to Price Ninkovich tore his LCL, and will not require surgery.

An¬†LCL (via About.com)¬†is the lateral collateral ligament, and¬†is¬†the ligament on the outer side of the knee and¬†helps keep the outer side of the knee joint stable.¬† Ninkovich suffered the injury late in the third quarter of Sunday’s game and didn’t return.