Reports: Fletcher (thumb) wearing cast

Reports: Fletcher (thumb) wearing cast
August 21, 2011, 8:55 pm
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Dane Fletcher had been using training camp before his second season to make significant strides in the Patriots defense, but it seems his development may have hit a bit of a speed bump.

Fletcher injured his thumb on Thursday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and according to multiple reports, his right hand is now in a cast.

It's not yet known whether Fletcher's thumb is broken, or how long he will be out.

The Patriots recently signed linebacker Ricky Brown, who will help the Pats' depth at linebacker should Fletcher miss significant time.