SportsCenter 5 Patriots Analyst Scott Zolak has learned that Tedy Bruschi is headed back to Boston to have his injured left knee examined.
It is unclear when or if Bruschi will rejoin his teammates during their week in the Bay Area preparing for Oakland.
Bruschi limped off the field early in the second quarter with a left knee injury after getting hit by teammate Mike Richardson at the end of Maurice Morris’ 4-yard run.
Bruschi’s injury is only the latest blow to a defense that has already lost Adalius Thomas and Rodney Harrison for the year, along with Pierre Woods and Vince Wilfork (lost during today’s game with a shoulder injury). The team recently brought back aging linebackers Rosevelt Colvin and Junior Seau to provide depth. Both saw action during key points in today’s game.
Mike Lynch will spend the week with the team out in the Bay Area. Look for updates on Bruschi’s condition all week on NewsCenter 5 and this weekend on Patriots All Access.