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Injury update: Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon leaves Steelers game with shoulder injury

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The New England Patriots are having a successful game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, cruising to a comfortable 33-3 lead by the late fourth quarter. Along the way, however, the team saw one of its starting offensive linemen go down with an injury: right tackle Marcus Cannon remained on the ground after a fourth quarter run play.

The veteran grabbed his left arm, and subsequently walked off the field under his own power. After a short time spent in the blue medical tent on the sidelines, Cannon went to the locker room. Shortly afterwards he was officially deemed “questionable” to return because of what was apparently diagnosed as a shoulder injury.

With Cannon leaving the contest, the Patriots had to alter their offensive line: starting left guard Joe Thuney stepped into Cannon’s spot, with backup interior lineman Jermaine Eluemunor moving into Thuney’s role along the interior line. Needless to say that Cannon’s injury will be a situation worth monitoring.