X-Rays on Elandon Roberts are negative

Karen Warren | Houston Chronicle

Good news, Patriots fans – second-year linebacker Elandon Roberts will be okay. He’s just going to be a little sore for a while.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Roberts did not suffer a fractured rib in Saturday’s game with the Houston Texans. X-rays came back negative, indicating that he doesn’t have a significant injury.

In the New England Patriots’ second preseason game, Roberts collided with linebacker Jonathan Freeny while trying to tackle Houston’s D’onta Foreman.

Roberts was examined by trainers on the sideline before being carted off the field. He seemed to be in a lot of pain as he grabbed at his right side, and he was ruled out with a rib injury.

With linebacker Dont’a Hightower on the PUP, Deatrich Wise dealing with a concussion, Derek Rivers tearing his ACL and Roberts’ injury scare, the defense was starting to wear thin.

But luckily, all Roberts needs is a little R&R, and he’ll be back out in no time.

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