There’s been some confusion over the past year as to just what Ras-I’s injury history has been, with Reiss saying he had no issues until his senior year of college. Bedard however sheds some light that it’s been a little more than that.
As a high school junior, he broke his hand. As a senior, he battled a knee injury. In his freshman year in college, Dowling missed a showdown against Southern Cal with a hamstring injury and left the North Carolina game with a back ailment.
On the topic of why Vince Wilfork didn’t play, Belichick said, “We just didn’t put him in. That’s why.” Because? “Because there were other players who played.” Belichick: ‘It just wasn’t a very good performance’ – Extra Points – Boston.com Related