New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts left Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a head injury.
The team announced that Roberts’ return would be questionable, but if it’s concussion-related, then he certainly won’t be returning to the game. Roberts went down after making a crucial goal line tackle against the Bengals, but it also resulted in his head injury.
Roberts, 22, was a sixth-round pick by the Patriots this year and wasn’t expected to have a huge role on the defense until the Patriots placed fellow linebacker Jonathan Freeny on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. That meant Roberts would have to step up, but now the Patriots are going to be stretched even more thin.
If Roberts has a concussion, then not only will he not return for the game, but he will have to enter the league’s concussion protocol, which requires passing several tests throughout the week before he can return to action.