Hightower visited Dr. James Andrews over the last week for a second opinion on the knee he injured during the Patriots' Week 1 win over the Chiefs, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

There was initial optimism that Hightower's knee injury, one that kept him from playing against the Chiefs after suffering it, was not serious but a second opinion from Dr. Andrews is never something that provides optimism. Hightower has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, and it remains unclear how long he'll be sidelined.

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