EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Kyle Wilson #20 of the New York Jets attempts to tackle Kevin Faulk #33 of the New England Patriots during the first quarter at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 19 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Patriots RB Kevin Faulk Has Torn ACL, Will Be Placed On Season-Ending IR

Kevin Faulk confirmed the reports: he did indeed tear his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He'll undergo surgery in about a month and will miss the remainder of the 2010 season.

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Patriots Officially Place Kevin Faulk On Injured Reserve List

It was really just formality by Wednesday afternoon, but the Patriots officially announced that running back Kevin Faulk was been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list. The team only specified that Faulk has a "knee injury."

Faulk has filled various roles since joining the team in 1999 as a second-round pick (46th overall) out of LSU. He is the Patriots' all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,247) and kickoff return yards (4,098) as well as the franchise's all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,030 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 932 punt return yards).

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Kevin Faulk Confirms Torn ACL: 'I'm Gonna Be Gone For The Year'

Kevin Faulk spoke to the media late Wednesday morning and confirmed the reports: he did indeed tear his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He'll undergo surgery in about a month and will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. 

While addressing the media, Faulk said, "I'm not sad anymore. Cried a lot when it first happened, but that's life."

He knew something was wrong when he got hit Sunday, but "that's the game we play."

Faulk added that now "other guys gotta step up."

"My son asked, 'Are you done?' I told him I was gonna rehab my butt off and see what happens."

Quotes collected via the Twitter accounts of CSNNE.com's Tom Curran and the Globe's Shalise Manza Young and Albert Breer.

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Kevin Faulk Reportedly Will Be Placed On Season-Ending Injured Reserve List

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots will place running back Kevin Faulk on the injured reserve list on Wednesday, ending his 2010 season. While the team has not yet made anything official, reports indicate that Faulk suffered a torn ACL against the Jets on Sunday. 

The fear now shifts to whether or not this is the end of Faulk's 12-year NFL career. Faulk was selected in the second round of the 1999 Draft and has played with New England throughout. The three-time Super Bowl champion turned 34-years old this summer.

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Report: Kevin Faulk Has Torn ACL

According to Chadd Finn, Patriots running back Kevin Faulk has a torn ACL—an injury that would spell an end to his season.

Patriots fans are all-too-familiar with the injury, which two years ago prematurely ended Tom Brady’s 2008 season. And while Faulk is not Brady, losing him would be a major blow to a Patriots team which is suddenly lacking depth at running back after trading Laurence Maroney to the Denver Broncos.

Faulk, a Patriot since starting his career with the team in 1999, has been a key part of the Patriots’ corps of running backs, often acting as a 3rd down specialist out of the backfield. If Faulk does miss the rest of the season, it will be the first time since 2005 that he will have played in fewer than 15 games.

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