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Kevin Faulk Undergoing 'Tests'

Bill Belichick told Ian Rapoport that Patriots running back Kevin Faulk was undergoing tests for an unspecified injury Monday.

Faulk was in obvious pain after a seemingly routine tackle in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets, and would not return to the game. It wasn’t clear how exactly Faulk was injured, and he walked off the field under his own power, but as Rapoport pointed out, it’s not a good sign that these tests were mentioned at all.

If Faulk does miss any significant amount of time, the Patriots will find themselves with very little depth at running back, with just the young BenJarvus Green-Ellis and the fragile combo of Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris left to handle the ground-game duties.