After missing the entire 2019 season due to blood clots, it looks like New England Patriots center David Andrews will return to the football field in 2020.
Andrews detailed his incredibly difficult experience with blood clots in an interview with 24/7 Sports.com's Rusty Mansell last month, and it sounds like it's something he's got under control moving forward.
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The 27-year-old posted to Instagram Thursday that he's looking forward to getting back on the field with his teammates this coming season, seemingly indicating that he's ready to go whenever the 2020 campaign begins.
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I know 2020 has affected everyone in ways we couldn’t have imagined prior. But with the draft over the next few days a lot of dreams are gonna be realized for a lot of players entering the league. During this time there has been a lot of time for reflection on the past, present and future. As to the future I’m excited that I’ll have the opportunity to play the game I love again. When and whatever the nfl season looks like I’m just thankful that I’ll be able to get back to competing with my teammates and coaches. Go pats
It also seems that second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham is pretty excited to have Andrews back for the 2020 season... and why wouldn't he be? Andrews will hopefully make his transition to being the Patriots starting quarterback a little easier.
The Patriots getting Andrews back for the upcoming season is not only a big deal for Stidham, but it's also incredibly good news for the organization as a whole. New England lost Ted Karras, who filled in for Andrews last season, to the Miami Dolphins after the 27-year-old signed a one-year, $4 million deal.
Andrews, who was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia, has centered two Super Bowl-winning squads for New England since making his NFL appearance in 2015.