David Andrews hospitalized
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The New England Patriots may be entering the 2019 season without starting center David Andrews, who was reportedly hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs.

According to Jeff Jowe of The Athletic, at the least Andrews will miss “a significant amount of time” with the malady.

Formerly an undrafted rookie out of Georgia in 2015, Andrews has started 57 regular-season games since his rookie campaign, along with nine postseason contests. A two-time Super Bowl champ, he’s also been a team captain since the start of the 2017 season.

With Andrews out of commission, the Patriots will likely have to re-shuffle the starting offensive line a bit. Ted Karras is listed as a backup at multiple positions and should be inserted into the starting lineup in Andrews’ stead.

Jesse Reed
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