X-rays on Roberts’ ribs negative

Published 6:37 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017

New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts underwent X-rays, which were negative, on his injured ribs following Saturday’s 27-23 preseason loss to the Houston Texans in NRG Stadium.

Roberts, a second-year pro from Port Arthur, was injured during the second half of the game. NFL.com reported Roberts is bruised at the ribs, citing an informed source.

Whether Roberts, who emerged as a starter late during last season and won Super Bowl 51 in Houston, will miss any action in the foreseeable future has not yet been determined.

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Roberts graduated from Memorial in 2012 and played collegiately at Morgan State in Baltimore and the University of Houston.

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About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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