FOXBORO, Mass. — The high and low points of Trey Flowers’ infant NFL career came in rapid succession Thursday night.

The rookie defensive end, whom the New England Patriots selected in the fourth round of this year’s NFL draft, earned a spot on highlight reels by sacking Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the first quarter of New England’s preseason opener.

Flowers’ moment of glory did not last long, however. The Arkansas product went down with an injury four plays later, was helped off the field by team trainers, went straight to the locker room and did not return.

The exact nature of Flowers’ injury was unclear.

Rookie cornerback Darryl Roberts, who started the game for the Patriots, also left with an injury during Green Bay’s third offensive series. The seventh-round pick, who has impressed thus far in training camp, recorded three tackles and assisted on two others.

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