It looks like the Patriots may have dodged a bullet last night after Tom Curran reported Aqib Talib may be ready to go on Sunday. (FILE:USPresswire)

Some good news Tuesday afternoon, after Tom Curran reported that defensive back Aqib Talib may be back on the field when the Patriots take on the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.

According to Curran a source told him Talib ‘should’ be ready to go after suffering a hip injury in the first half of Monday night’s blowout win over the Texans.

Talib was injured while trying to make a diving interception in the closing seconds of the first half where he landed awkwardly and was down for a bit before walking off under his own power.

He remained on the sideline for much of the game instead of heading to the locker room, which was encouraging considering how big of an asset he’s been since being acquired from Tampa Bay several weeks ago.

If the news of his return this week is indeed true, it appears the Patriots dodged a bullet – which is a nice change considering how unlucky they’ve been this season.