N’Keal Harry went down late in the second quarter of the Patriots’ Week 2 preseason game on Thursday night. The receiver landed hard on his left shoulder and was slow to get up after laying out for a deep ball from Mac Jones.
N’Keal Harry is down. pic.twitter.com/wiiHSevCwO
— Quinn Riley ✍️ (@QuinnRiley_BSW) August 20, 2021
Luckily for the third year receiver, Adam Schefter reports that he suffered no structural damage to his shoulder. Harry was seen wearing a sling post game.
Tests showed that Patriots’ WR N'Keal Harry had no structural damage to his shoulder and he simply will need rest, per source. Harry now will be week to week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 20, 2021
Patriots WR N’Keal Harry in a sling pic.twitter.com/rBmhEls10i
— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) August 20, 2021
Many close to the team believed that Harry was fighting for a roster spot even before the injury, so returning to action quickly will be in his best interest. Although Harry has been scrutinized in the past, particularly by Patriots fans, this training camp was his best yet. For a team that is shorthanded at the receiver position, having a physical presence like Harry on the field could be crucial moving forward.
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