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Report: Bryan Stork has neck injury in addition to concussion

Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots center Bryan Stork (66) walks off the field after being injured during the second quarter in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots center Bryan Stork (66) walks off the field after being injured during the second quarter in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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)