New England Patriots center David Andrews was released from the hospital late Monday after he was treated for a blood clot in his lungs, reports say.
Andrews’ hospitalization may put his 2019 season in jeopardy. Andrews is currently listed as the starter on the latest Patriots’ depth chart.
The Patriots have not commented on Andrews’ hospitalization.
Andrews, 27, is entering his fifth season with the Patriots.
He doesn’t have a particular unsettling injury history. He played all 16 games for New England in 2016 and 2018 and only missed two during the 2017 season. In his rookie year, Andrews appeared in 14 games. He also won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots — one in 2016 and the other in 2018.
Ted Karras is listed as the backup center, though he could play multiple positions if need be. He joined the Patriots in 2016 but has only started five games for New England during his career. He mostly played right guard last season.