Big news for Rob Ninkovich and the Patriots today. Tests concluded the defensive end has avoided a serious injury, and there’s a good chance he can play when the Patriots open the postseason Jan. 13, according to a source. He suffered some strained muscles in his hip, which is a positive development after there was some legitimate, initial fear the injury could cost him the postseason.
Huge news, and obviously it has to be taken with a grain of salt because a) the Patriots are masters of disinformation and b) who knows if Nink will be 100% by next Sunday. But this is positive news no matter how you cut it because I was certainly expecting he was done till next year.