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Bad News of the Day: Nate Solder to Miss Rest of the Season With Torn Biceps

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The Patriots starting left tackle will be out for the season, according to media reports.

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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:

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.