UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 30, 8:20 a.m.): Chris Hogan is scheduled to have an MRI on his injured right shoulder Monday morning. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, it sounds like Hogan’s injury isn’t trivial.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Sunday afternoon that there was optimism about the New England Patriots wide receiver’s injury, but Hogan’s status will remain unclear until after his MRI. Fortunately, the Patriots have a bye in Week 9 and don’t play again until Nov. 12.

ORIGINAL STORY: The New England Patriots nearly made it through Sunday’s game without any injuries to their skill position players. Key word: Nearly.

With under three minutes to play in the Patriots’ matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium, wide receiver Chris Hogan took a hard shot on the right side of his body from Chargers cornerback Trevor Williams after catching a pass from quarterback Tom Brady.

Hogan stayed down on the turf for some time before being taken to the locker room. According to CBS sideline reporter Evan Washburn, Patriots trainers were looking at Hogan’s right shoulder, and New England later declared Hogan questionable to return with a shoulder injury.

The veteran wideout didn’t return to the Patriots’ eventual 21-13 win.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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