Jerod Mayo Injury: Updates on Patriots LB's Recovery from Pectoral Surgery

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst III

New England Patriots middle linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) walks to the sidelines after a Denver Broncos touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
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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.

Continue for updates.

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

The Patriots announced they have placed Mayo on the season-ending injured reserve. Field Yates of ESPN initially reported the news.

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'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.