New England Patriots defensive tackle Christian Barmore has been placed on injured reserve, it was revealed on Friday. This comes as a result of the player’s lingering knee injury.
Initially sidelined during the Patriots’ 38-15 win over the Cleveland Browns on October 16, the second-year defensive tackle has been missing from the team over the past three games as well as the team’s bye last week.
Although he was hopeful of returning during New England’s upcoming game against the New York Jets on Sunday after participating in limited training on Wednesday and Thursday, Barmore was ruled out of Friday’s training as he suffered an injury setback.
The second-year defensive tackle’s absence is a significant loss for the Patriots, given his 15 tackles, 1 sack and 3 quarterback hits in six games this season. This sees him continue his impressive form from last season which saw him included in the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team in 2021.
Barmore will be ineligible to play until December 18 at the earliest, leaving fourth-year tackle Daniel Ekuale to fill the void when veteran Carl Davis Jr. isn’t able to add extra depth.