Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty suffered a shoulder injury on Sunday vs. the Jets, according to WBZ-TV. McCourty reportedly suffered a separated shoulder in an inadvertent collision with teammate Sterling Moore, who was attempting to tackle Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
After the incident, McCourty left the game and headed to the locker room.
The Patriots can ill afford injuries to the secondary as New England already owns the league's worst pass defense. Starting safety Patrick Chung missed the game on Sunday with an injury to his right foot.
Here's more from Pats Pulpits' Greg Knopping on Sunday's game:
We know that the 2011 Patriots are far from a perfect team. But tonight showed us that this team is very resilient. The defensive backfield is on its last hinges, and an undisclosed arm/shoulder injury to Devin McCourty can only serve to make things worse. Nonetheless, the Patriots showed that they can win with effort, determination, and grit. Bill Belichick has once again showed that he can make a winning defense out of street players. Truly unbelievable to watch. When Julian Edelman took the field as a cornerback on the last drive of the game, it just couldn't help but remind you of the Troy Brown and Earthwind Moreland days of 2004.