Report: Steve Gregory Has Broken Thumb, Will Miss ‘A Few Weeks’

November 5, 2013 3:20 PM
Report: Steve Gregory Has Broken Thumb, Will Miss ‘A Few Weeks’
" BOSTON (CBS) — The injuries have been piling up all season on the defensive side of the football for the Patriots, but they may have dodged a bullet with Steve Gregory.

The starting safety left Sunday’s win over the Steelers with a hand injury, and on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Gregory suffered a broken thumb.

Though the injury is a break, Schefter reports that Gregory’s season is not over.

Patriots safety Steve Gregory broke his thumb and is expected to be sidelined a few weeks, per league sources.— Adam Schefter ( AdamSchefter) November 05, 2013

“[Gregory] is expected to be sidelined a few weeks, per league sources,” Schefter reported on Twitter.

Gregory, 30, has been a much improved player in the Patriots’ defense this season, recording 52 tackles and two passes defensed in nine games. Behind Gregory, the Patriots don’t have much veteran depth. Rookie Duron Harmon was forced into action against the Steelers, and he picked off a Ben Roethlisberger heave late in the game "

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