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Report: Patriots Kicker Stephen Gostkowski on IR with Season-Ending Hip Injury

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 2, 2019

New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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The New England Patriots reportedly have placed kicker Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve.

Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reported the update Wednesday after Gostkowski missed practice. Adam Schefter of ESPN later reported Gostkowski has a hip injury that will require season-ending surgery.

Schefter added New England is working out veteran kickers Mike Nugent and Kai Forbath to fill Gostkowski's spot.

The 35-year-old University of Memphis product is one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history. He ranks fourth in career field-goal percentage (87.4 percent) and has connected on 98.3 percent of his extra points.

New England's all-time leading scorer has struggled in the early stages of the 2019 season, though.

While he's made seven of his eight field goals, six of those are from inside 40 yards, and he's converted just 11 of his 15 extra-point attempts (73.3 percent).

Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

Among the Patriots on IR ... K Stephen Gostkowski OT Isaiah Wynn WR N'Keal Harry FB James Develin New England can only bring two guys back off that list. (Guys who went on before the cutdown, like C David Andrews, are ineligible to return/)

Gostkowski is under contract with the Pats for one more year after signing a two-year, $8.5 million extension in April.

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