New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was placed on the injured reserve list recently after missing a team meeting, but he also has a knee injury. The good news for Spikes is that the knee will be able to heel on its own and he will not need surgery on his PCL.
From Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
Per Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, #Patriots LB Brandon Spikes does not need surgery for his PCL injury
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2014
This is obviously good news for Spikes, who is set to become a free agent this offseason.
It has previously been reported that the Patriots are not expected to re-sign Spikes in the free agency period, so it will be interesting to see what the interest will be in his services once he becomes available.