Sources: McCourty suffers separated shoulder


Sources: McCourty suffers separated shoulder

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Patriots will never say how badly he's hurt -- they'll barely admit that he's even hurt -- but sources told Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran that cornerback Devin McCourty suffered a separated shoulder when he was run into by teammate Sterling Moore in the second quarter while breaking up a pass intended for Plaxico Burress.

McCourty missed the rest of the game, and will probably be sidelined indefinitely. Curran said the degree of separation, which will determine how long McCourty will be out, probably won't be known for a day or two.

"Not great news," Curran told Michael Felger on 'Sports Sunday', "because you don't want to run Antwaun Molden out there every week as your shutdown guy at cornerback."

What good news there is for the Pats: Next week's opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, may be without starting quarterback Matt Cassel (who was injured in the team's loss to Denver), which could reduce the pressure on the team's depleted secondary.