Christian Barmore injury: Latest updates on Patriots rookie ahead of playoffs

The New England Patriots lost one of their most important defensive players at the end of Sunday’s Week 18 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.

Rookie defensive tackle Christian Barmore collided with Patriots cornerback Joejuan Williams in the fourth quarter and needed help getting off the field.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not give an official update on Barmore during his postgame press conference.

NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday night that Barmore went through some post-game testing and will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his knee injury:

“I saw it,” Patriots quarterback Mac Jones told reporters when asked about Barmore’s injury after the game.

“I don’t know exactly what happened, but I told him that I love him and will support him no matter what. He’s a great player and he’s been a great teammate for me in Alabama and obviously here too. It’s very positive and I hope it’s okay. “

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How would Barmore’s injury affect the Patriots in their AFC wild-card playoff game if he is limited or not playing?

Ted Johnson and Matt Cassel gave their thoughts on NBC Sports Boston’s “Postgame Live.”

Barmore has been one of the steals of the 2021 NFL Draft after playing a key role in the Patriots’ passing rush during the regular season. He has also made a solid contribution to the team’s ground defense.

Losing him for any number of playoff games would be a huge setback for the Patriots’ defense.

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