NFL Injury Report: Patriots Lose Aaron Hernandez, Possibly For Multiple Games

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Tom Brady #12 and Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots celebrate after Hernandez scored a 17-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Brady in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez was the only significant injury during New England's week 2 loss to the Cardinals, but it could be a big one.

The New England Patriots may have also lost tight end Aaron Hernandez for a significant amount of time due to an injury sustained during their 20-18 defeat by Arizona in Week 2 action. Wide receiver Julian Edelman rolled up on Hernandez's ankle, and Hernandez was unable to return to the game. He finished the game on crutches, watching from the sideline.

Hernandez reportedly underwent X-rays, the results of which showed no broken bones. He'll likely undergo an MRI as the Patriots attempt to determine the severity of the injury on Monday morning, reports Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.

The Patriots signed tight end Daniel Fells during the offseason, who will likely slot in as the Patriots' second tight end if he has recovered from his shin injury. Fantasy owners should probably expect more touches from Wes Welker and Edelman if Hernandez is out for the long term.

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