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Pundits were questioning why the New England Patriots worked out so many tight ends this off-season.

Now New England can’t have enough tight ends.

Pro Football Talk is reporting that tight end Aaron Hernandez now could miss up to six weeks with a serious ankle injury.

PFT’s Mike Florio is reporting that Hernandez is out up to six weeks with the ankle injury he suffered Sunday. Hernandez left the stadium in a protective boot and on crutches after Sunday’s loss.

Hernandez did not break the ankle, however, against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2, but the injury is serious.

The Patriots, who like to employ a two tight end formation on offense, will now turn to Michael Hoomanawanui to pair with stud Rob Gronkowski until Hernandez returns.

Glenn Erby is a NFL writer for FootBasket. He also owns the NFL blog, Tha Cover 2. You can read more about him over there. Follow him on Twitter @thacover2.


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