Curran: 'Cautious optimism' Ninkovich could play
He Renaissance Patriot place hotel -- spot Foxboro Gillette Stadium by the -- cold. Monday night Tom yes news on Rob Ninkovich that I think gonna get pitches fins fans feel a lot better considering how looked in the second quarter of Sunday's game. There is cautious optimism and it's very early but cautious optimism that he -- he'll be ready for the divisional playoffs and I think. The greater take away from that is what looked like could have been a season ending injury. Could turn out of the Patriots hang around playoffs will be one that should return running back at some point again very early and -- -- inning but after evaluation. Questions. A lot of guys -- that Tim said he's one of the toughest guys we haven't seen him not get up. Was concerned that he was really hurt how important has it been to this team about 85% of the snaps Tom and Tom we know how many big plays -- -- has become a vital cog in the defense. With five forced fumbles four fumble recoveries eight sacks and so many of them coming at critical critical junctures. He's grown into the playmaker that we would stand here in the cold in December for the last two years and talk about the Patriots missing. That'd be an heir apparent to Mike Vrabel Tedy Bruschi Rodney Harrison guys would make those plays at critical junctures he and -- to a degree Brandon Spikes and Vince Wilfork and those guys.
Rob Ninkovich hurt his hip in the regular season finale, but could be healthy enough to play after the bye