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Friday, February 28, 2020

Report: Patriots C David Andrews in danger of missing season due to blood clots

David Andrews

New England Patriots center David Andrews has been hospitalized with blood clots and is in danger of missing the season, according to a report.

The Athletic’s Jeff Howe reported on Monday night that Andrews has blood clots in his lungs and is expected to miss time, if not the season. Andrews had missed the Patriots’ last two practices, leading to questions about his absence.

Now we know how significant the medical issue is.

Andrews, 27, was signed by the Patriots in 2015 as an undrafted free agent. He won the starting center job from Bryan Stork in 2016 and developed into a reliable starter, even being named a captain in 2017. He has only missed two regular season games since 2016 and no postseason games.

The Patriots’ offensive line was expected to be one of the best in the NFL entering the season. They may still be excellent, but it will likely be with Ted Karras at center.

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