Patriots News: Marcus Cannon Shoulder Injury Not Considered Long-Term

The Patriots may have dodged a bullet after learning that the injury to tackle Marcus Cannon is not considered to be severe in nature.

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The Patriots look like they dodged a major bullet today. Right tackle Marcus Cannon will reportedly not miss significant time after suffering a shoulder injury in the Patriots season opener on Sunday.

Cannon went down late in the Patriots 33-3 win over the Steelers.

The massive tackle was seen exiting the locker room in a sling but according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com his injury “is not considered anything season-ending, or long-term in nature.”

In Cannon’s absence the Patriots moved guard Joe Thuney over to tackle but it’s not clear if that would be a long term solution should Cannon miss a game or more.

The Patriots do have backup tackle Korey Cunningham available. He was not active for the team’s first game.