New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo left a divisional-round matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs with a shoulder injury and eventually had surgery to repair a pectoral injury in the offseason.
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Mayo Reportedly Undergoes Surgery
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Dan Roche of WBZ reported Mayo went under the knife on Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle, and that he "should be good to go for training camp."
Mayo Placed on IR
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Mayo Injury Was a Blow During Super Bowl Push
The former Defensive Rookie of the Year saw his role diminish in New England's defense this year. Mayo first entered the Kansas City game in the third quarter, replacing Jamie Collins who was dealing with an injury of his own, per ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.
New England's defense is good because of its depth, and even though Mayo had only 35 solo tackles in 2015, he's a talented player behind other good linebackers.