The New England Patriots lost starting center Bryan Stork for at least eight weeks due to a concussion that landed him on short-term IR. Now, it's being reported by Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald that Stork is also dealing with a neck injury in addition to the concussion.

Stork missed all of the preseason because of the concussion, but was still expected to play a huge role on the Patriots' offensive line. As a rookie last season, Stork started 11 games and was one of the most consistent linemen en route to the team's Super Bowl victory.

Needless to say, his loss is a big one for New England.

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(h/t Jeff Howe)