Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that an MRI on Patriots fourth-round WR Malcolm Mitchell for his dislocated left elbow came back clean.
- Mike Reiss adds that Mitchell could be back around four weeks, despite what appeared to be a very serious injury.
Jeff Howe and Karen Guregian are reporting that Patriots fourth-round WR Malcolm Mitchell suffered a dislocated elbow and could be back in four weeks.
Mitchell left Thursday’s preseason game after he planted his arm in the ground and his elbow bent in an awkward direction. Mitchell was immediately taken to the locker room after sustaining the ugly injury.
This is semi-positive news for Mitchell, as the injury appeared to be severe enough for him to be out an extended period of time.
Mitchell, 23, was taken in the fourth round of this year’s draft. He signed a four-year, $2.917 million contract that included a $577,992 signing bonus with the Patriots and stands to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.
During his four-year college career at Georgia, Mitchell caught 174 passes for 2,350 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns. He also returned 17 kicks for 364 yards and 12 punts for 56 and no touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Mitchell’s status as the news is available.