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09/22/2010 - 5:18pm
Patriots officially place Faulk on IR

The Patriots officially placed Kevin Faulk on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his 2010 season. 

 

Faulk tore an ACL in his right knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Jets. Both he and Bill Belichick confirmed Wednesday that the injury would mean the end of Faulk's season.

 

Here is the press release from the Patriots:

 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that RB Kevin Faulk has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.


Faulk has filled various roles since joining the team in 1999 as a second-round pick (46th overall) out of LSU. He is the Patriots' all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,247) and kickoff return yards (4,098) as well as the franchise's all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,030 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 932 punt return yards).

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09/22/2010 - 4:02pm
Patriots injury report: Edelman limited

Patriots Injury Report
Out
Running back Kevin Faulk (knee--will be placed on IR)

Did Not Practice
Cornerback Terrence Wheatley (foot)
Offensive lineman Nick Kaczur (back)

Limited Participation
WR Julian Edelman (foot)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)


09/22/2010 - 3:45pm
Sox lineup: Lackey looks to avoid sweep

The Red Sox will try and avoid a sweep at the hands of the last-place Orioles on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Baltimore thumped the Sox by a 9-1 final on Tuesday to take a 9-8 lead in the season series.

 

John Lackey (12-11, 4.63 ERA) gets the start for the Sox. He has lost each of his last four decisions. He will be opposed by Kevin Millwood (3-15, 5.14).

 

Sox lineup:

 

Kalish, 8

Drew, 9

Martinez, 2

Oritz, DH

Beltre, 5

Lowell, 3

Hall, 4

Reddick, 7

Navarro, 6

 

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.

 


09/22/2010 - 2:56pm
Belichick on Faulk: 'What's there not to like?'

Bill Belichick met with the media Wednesday and was asked about the loss of running back Kevin Faulk, who tore an ACL in his right knee during Sunday's defeat to the Jets and will miss the rest of the 2010 season.

 

"I think I’m pretty lucky that he was here when I got here, so I’ll take that one," said Belichick of Faulk, the Patriots' longest-tenured player. "Kevin is a good football player. He’s smart. He’s tough. He’s got good skills, good running skills, good catching skills. He’s a good decision maker. Most of all, I think he’s very coachable and really cares about the game, his teammates and his team. What’s there not to like about Kevin Faulk?"

 

For more on Faulk and the Patriots, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.


09/22/2010 - 2:32pm
Bowden plans return to 'pen in '11

Red Sox pitcher Michael Bowden, who has a 5.25 ERA out of the bullpen this season, will join Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League following the conclusion of this season. The right-hander is hopeful that he will get about 15 appearances out of the bullpen for Magallanes this winter as he prepares to work once again out of the bullpen in 2011.

 

While the right-hander had been developed as a starter over most of his six professional seasons, he is now looking forward to refining his work as a reliever, a role that he anticipates remaining in for next season and perhaps beyond.

 

“As of now, I’m going to winter ball to work on getting repetitions in the bullpen for next year,” said Bowden. “The plan as of now is to be a reliever [in 2011]."

 

For more on Bowden's thoughts about both winter ball and relieving,...

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