Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 10/26/11
In the season’s first game, the Patriots lost center Dan Koppen to a broken ankle. Eventually, it was decided that Koppen would have to miss the season. Today, Koppen walked through the locker room and chatted about his plight this season. He was in good spirits. “I just got off crutches, I’m pretty happy about that,” he said. “Just getting back into working out, taking it slow. Just get it 100 percent, be back next year.” But Koppen, the longtime center for QB Tom Brady, also talked about the sad side. He’s had to watch while his team has gone out there and won. It’s been not so easy. “It’s tough,” Koppen said. “You want to be out there, you want to be playing, but like I said before, injuries happen and next man up’s gotta be ready to go. But as far as watching, it’s just tough. But you get used to it.” (more…)
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