The New England Patriots beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-6 but the victory was bittersweet as two starters – linebacker Dont'a Hightower and left tackle Nate Solder – left the game with injuries. While we still don't know how severe Hightower's is yet, we now know that Solder injured his biceps and will apparently miss the remainder of the season because of it.
Jim McBride of the Boston Globe was the first to report the news:
#Patriots left tackle Nate Solder will miss the rest of the season with a torn right biceps, according to a team source. Surgery upcoming.— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) October 14, 2015
While the 26-year old didn't play his best game in Dallas, he was still the undisputed starter at left tackle. Him missing the rest of the year means that fellow tackle Marcus Cannon will be thrown into the spotlight. He already replaced Solder on Sunday and has experience as a starter, starting in Sebastian Vollmer's right tackle spot after the veteran broke his leg two years ago.
Solder's injury also means that the team is officially in the market for another tackle as Vollmer and Cannon are the only pure tackles left on the 53-man roster.