Dont’a Hightower Injury: Patriots Star Exits Game Vs. Chiefs With Knee Issue


Sep 7, 2017

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots received a major injury scare in Thursday night’s regular-season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the third quarter, Chiefs offensive lineman Mitch Morse fell directly onto the knee of Dont’a Hightower.

The Patriots linebacker remained on the ground for a brief moment before walking off the field under his own power. Hightower was then reviewed in the medical tent before returning to the sideline, where he began riding a stationary bike.

New England has ruled Hightower questionable to return to the game.

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