Patriots Tackle Matt Light Suffers Leg Injury, Seen Leaving the Stadium in a Walking Boot

Ian Logue
November 22, 2011 at 01:53am ET

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The goal in any blowout late in the game is to escape healthy, and the Patriots appear to have suffered a potential loss during Monday night's 34-3 win over the Cheifs.

Matt Light was spotted in a walking boot leaving the stadium after Monday night's game. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Late in the game Wes Welker finally got his first reception of the night in the final quarter of play, which came at about the 6:00 mark.  That play extended his streak to 88 straight games with a reception, and went for 6 yards.

The only downside was that it came at the expense of Matt Light, who on the play had Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali roll up on his right ankle.

Light was seen on the sideline being attended to by trainers, and later reportedly had X-Rays on his ankle.  According to several reports on Twitter, Light was seen in a walking boot leaving the stadium, which obviously isn't great news.

After Light left the game Nate Solder replaced him, but Light's situation will obviously be one to watch over the next week as the Patriots shift gears and start getting ready for the Eagles.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn't address Light's status after the game, with most reporters likely knowing what the answer would have been anyway.  However considering the success teams have had putting pressure on Tom Brady, which included three sacks tonight by the Chiefs, Light's loss may put some additional pressure on Solder in the coming weeks if he misses a game or two depending on the severity.

But we'll see how things go.  According to reports Light was in good spirits leaving the stadium, so obviously that's a positive sign.  We'll find out in the coming weeks just how positive the news really is, and hopefully he escaped without it being too serious.