Patriots receive encouraging injury update on N’Keal Harry
While the New England Patriots took care of business in their preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a 35-0 win, the team did come away from the contest with one notable injury scare.
Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry was forced to leave the game in the second quarter after suffering an apparent minor shoulder injury. He attempted to make a dramatic diving catch to extend a drive but wound up hitting the ground hard instead.
Absolute dime from Mac Jones and a good route on the go ball from N’Keal Harry. Hope he’s alright but this has got to be caught. Two weeks in a row now Mac has dropped one in the bucket up the left sideline. pic.twitter.com/Xy29MBnx2h
— Ryan Spagnoli (@Ryan_Spags) August 20, 2021
Now, as noted by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots have some promising news regarding Harry as medical tests revealed no structural damage to his shoulder. Schefter further added that Harry will be week-to-week for the moment and will simply need to rest the injury.
Tests showed that Patriots’ WR N'Keal Harry had no structural damage to his shoulder and he simply will need rest, per source. Harry now will be week to week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 20, 2021
At the least, Harry’s preseason may be all over with, especially as the Patriots have a mere one such game remaining, which will come against the New York Giants on Aug. 29.
For the moment, it is not yet known on the sense of optimism that the team currently has in Harry’s possible availability for the Week 1 opener against the Miami Dolphins.
Harry comes into the season with hefty expectations following a pair of underwhelming campaigns with the team. After publicly requesting a trade in the offseason, all signs currently point to the former first-round pick remaining with New England for the start of the season.
Whether under Cam Newton or rookie Mac Jones, Harry will surely look to make the most out of his third season with the Patriots.