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David Andrews exits game vs. Jets with injury

Patriots

David Andrews' return was cut short on Sunday as he exited New England Patriots-New York Jets matchup with an injury.

The Pats center was helped to the locker room during the first quarter after sustaining what the team confirmed to be a thigh injury. He was later ruled out for the remainder of the game.

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Andrews missed the Patriots' previous two games after suffering a head injury on a blindside hit during their Week 8 loss to the Chicago Bears. Bears defensive tackle Mike Pennel was ejected for the hit, Patriots co-captain Matthew Slater called an "extremely dirty play."

If Andrews is forced to miss more time, it would be a significant blow to a Patriots offensive line that has struggled mightily this season. Fellow lineman Isaiah Wynn also left Sunday's game with a foot injury and was ruled out.