AFC East news: Donta Hightower out for season with torn pectoral muscle


Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By Brandon J. Koch

The New England Patriots face a set back on defense as one of their best players is hurt.

Ben Volin of Boston Globe reports linebacker Donta Hightower is out for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

“According to a league source, Donta Hightower has a torn pectoral muscle and is out for the year. Big loss for the Patriots.”

Hightower is a do everything type linebacker and the Patriots defense started to turn the corner the past couple weeks.

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