Report: Pats Rookie DE, Derek Rivers, Has Torn ACL
The New England Patriots' already thin defensive end corps has taken another blow.
That testing has reportedly led to a diagnosis of a torn ACL and sprained LCL. Rivers is still set to get a second opinion, to confirm whether or not he will need to undergo surgery.
The 23-year-old was not expected to play a key role on the 2017 team, though he was expected to plays in a rotation. While his loss might only initially hurt as a depth concern, it will likely hurt his progression next season.