BNoTD: OT Sebastian Vollmer Undergoes Surgery

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Herald reports that All Pro right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is having surgery performed on his leg.

Per Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Patriots All Pro right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his right leg.

Vollmer suffered an injury early in the second quarter this past Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. In a shocking moment, Vollmer's screams could be heard over the telecast. Vollmer has been one of the best tackles in the league this year, so his loss is a huge detriment to the Patriots goals.

Vollmer has suffered from injuries throughout his career, which has led to his contract to be heavily incentive based. The Patriots owe Vollmer bonuses based upon the % of snaps Vollmer is able to play, with 2013 linked to a 90% figure, which Vollmer is now unlikely to meet.

In order to replace Vollmer, the Patriots will likely move forward with Marcus Cannon, who played well for the remainder of the game after Vollmer was removed. The Patriots also have Will Svitek to provide depth, but if a roster move takes place, look for the Patriots to bolster their thinning offensive line.

The normal recovery time for a broken leg varies based upon the severity, but it could range from 4-6 weeks for a "minor" injury, to Vollmer being out for the season. Based upon Vollmer's reaction on the field, I would (in my unprofessional opinion), lean towards the latter.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker