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Patriots LT Solder (biceps) out for season

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New England Patriots starting left tackle Nate Solder will miss the remainder of the season with a torn right biceps that will require surgery, according to reports Wednesday.

Solder was injured late in the second quarter of Sunday’s 30-6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Solder left the field on his own after Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford registered an 8-yard sack of quarterback Tom Brady. Solder’s right arm appeared to be extended in a compromising position as Crawford rushed past him on the play.

Solder has started every game for the Patriots over the last two seasons and has only missed one game since he joined the Patriots as a first-round draft choice in 2011.

Five-year veteran Marcus Cannon is the Patriots’ top backup, and replaced Solder on Sunday.


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