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Report: Dont’a Hightower recovery to take 6-7 months

Dont'a Hightower tackles MarShawn Lynch during the Super Bowl. (Photo By: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)

Dont’a Hightower tackles MarShawn Lynch during the Super Bowl.
(Photo By: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)

The Patriots star linebacker and leader Dont’a Hightower played through a torn labrum shoulder from week 13 through their Super Bowl win.

According to a source, Hightower’s recovery will take either 6 or 7 months. The Patriots start training camp July 29th, if it takes 6 months, then he’d be ready afterwards around August 10th. If it takes 7 months he will be ready for the opening day of the regular season on September 10th.

It all depends on his ability to heal, but he could make it in time for training camp, but we will see.

During the regular season, Hightower compiled 89 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 FF, and 2 passes defended. During the postseason, Hightower had 16 tackles, including the game-saving tackle at the one against Lynch in the Super Bowl.

If anyone can recover from this injury fast its the two time National Champion and now Super Bowl Champion Hightower because of his toughness he displayed this year.

 


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