The Boston Globe is reporting that Patriots Rookie LB Tyrone McKenzie was injured early this morning in a pass coverage drill. He did not return to practice, but was observing the rest of it from the sidelines.
McKenzie, who was covering a running back, remained on the ground after trying to swat away a pass. He was holding his right knee as he was looked at by members of the team's medical/training staff.
McKenzie watched the rest of the practice, standing up, from the sidelines.
The first question Bill Belichick was asked by media members was if it was tough to see McKenzie go down, and if he could provide an update on his status.
"I don't know, we just finished practice," he responded. "We'll have to wait and see."
It certainly is good news that he wasn't rushed off the field for examination and that he was standing on the sidelines, but I am one to remember watching Tom Brady stand up, walk off the field and down a flight of stairs only to never play again last season. Let's all hope this is nothing serious and our only LB taken in this years draft is good to go come preseason.