That is the first of two surgeries for the veteran defender, who is also in need of shoulder surgery. Both procedures are expected to keep him out through Organized Team Activities, but he should be good to go when the team opens up training camp.
Chung suffered the gruesome injury in the third quarter of New England’s 13-3 victory when he attempted to tackle Rams running back Todd Gurley. His arm was wedged between the All-Pro back and a teammate. The arm was placed in an air cast and the safety left the field under his own power.
The 31-year-old safety finished his ninth season with the Patriots in 2018, recording an interception and a half-sack while playing 15 games. He received an above average grade from Pro Football Focus, which ranked him as the No. 30 safety in the league in 2018.Chung is signed through the 2020 season and is owed $3.8MM.
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