Report: Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore's leg injury may not be serious

Cassandra Negley
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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore headed to the locker room late in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins with an apparent injury. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported after the Patriots’ loss that Gilmore injured his leg.

Gilmore appeared to injure his lower leg on a non-contact third-down play. He was lined up against Mack Hollins and when he went to pivot with the wide receiver, he slipped on the field.

Athletic trainers came out to see Gilmore and attended to his lower leg. He was helped to the locker room for an evaluation.

Gilmore, 30, is the team’s star defender and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He missed three games earlier in the season with a knee injury and came into the Week 15 game on the injury report with a hand issue.

The Patriots’ 11-season playoffs streak was snapped with the 22-12 loss to the Dolphins.

Stephon Gilmore.
Stephon Gilmore left in the first half against the Dolphins with an injury. (Mark Brown/Getty Images)

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