• My Scores
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo will miss season after pectoral surgery

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Jerod Mayo could be sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. (USATSI)
Jerod Mayo could be sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. (USATSI)

New England's 30-27 win over New Orleans on Sunday came at a high cost for the Patriots defense. Leading tackler Jerod Mayo is will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

One day after the surgery, the Patriots placed Mayo on injured reserve.

Mayo was injured in the fourth quarter of the Patriots wild win over the Saints and left the stadium with his right arm in a sling.

It's a devastating loss for a New England defense that already lost a key starter less than three weeks ago when nose tackle Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles. The Patriots will lose Mayo and his team-leading 55 tackles, no one else on the team has more than 45 tackles.

Staying healthy has never been an issue for Mayo. Going into 2013, the two-time Pro Bowler had started in all 16 regular season games three times since his rookie year with New England in 2008.

The Saints win a big one for the Patriots, but it left the team somewhat battered. Besides Mayo, the Patriots are also dealing with injuries to Danny Amendola and guard Dan Connolly, who both suffered head injuries against New Orleans. Starting cornerback Aqib Talib was also injured against the Saints. Talib suffered a hip flexor injury.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

January 28, 2015
Seattle Seahawks draft stock (4:01)
January 28, 2015
Ike Taylor at Radio Row
January 28, 2015
New England Patriots draft stock
January 28, 2015
Charles Johnson at Radio Row


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop