Patriot's Lead Rusher Needs Surgery.

David O'Brien@DavidObrien19xCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2009

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Fred Taylor #21 of the New England Patriots carries the ball after the handoff from Tom Brady #12 in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons on September 27, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 26-10.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 RB Fred Taylor of the New England Patriots needs surgery on his right ankle.

He injured his ankle on his last carry last week against the Ravens. He has been out of practice for the past few days.

He best game came in week three against the Atlanta Falcons. The 33 year-old had 105 yards on 21 carries.

Taylor is the first player on the team to surpass 100 yards this season.

He also leads the other four running backs on he team; Kevin Faulk, Sammy Morris, Laurence Maroney and secondary BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

It has not been deterimed when he will come back but it should not sideline him for the season.

This week the Patriots are going to Denver to face the 4-0 Broncos.

Game Note Sun. 10/11:

Bronco's QB Kyle Orton is 25-12 as a starter and so far this season has a 59.0 Completion Rating and has thrown for 906 yards.

The Pats defense will have to put coverage on Brandon Marshall as well as stop the run.

With new faces on the defense at the start of the season and the loss of several of their veterans they have been improving the last few weeks.