Don’a Hightower, considered the most vital player for the defending NFL champions, New England Patriots, is believed to have a MLC sprain, which could keep him away from the football pitch for at least a month or even more. The New England teams, who have had a dream start to their title defense with a record 10-1, have expressed their regrets on losing one of their best players.
Hightower, who isn’t prone to injuries, has said that his most recent knee injury will not keep him away from the field for long. The Patriots team has struggled whenever Hightower has been off the field and fans and management alike consider him the second most crucial player for the team after Tom Brady.
Hightower is considered by analyst to be a high–impact player. The only game that the Patriots lost this season came when Hightower was missing from action. In just the first ten games of the new NFL season, Hightower has managed to amass 55 tackles with 3.5 sacks average per game. He also secured one fumble recovery, which in itself is an impressive stat.
Stats showing how much the Patriots are going to miss Hightower are staggering. In the previous game, when Hightower was present, the team Denver managed to pick up just about forty six yards on sixteen rushing attempts. And, as Hightower left, another team the Broncos ran for a whole 133 yards and managed three touchdowns on just 16 carries.
Patriot critics have also said that without Hightower, the New England team has no defense. The players who defend are made of wax and even the league’s weakest team will be able to go through them with ease.
Hightower began playing professional football in the year 2012, when he signed a contract with the patriots. As part of the contract, Hightower will be receiving a total of $7.7 million in direct salary from the New England Patriots. However, his earnings from other endorsement and advertisement are in sky rocketing figures.
Hightower has also shown immense loyalty toward his team New England Patriots and has been known to say that he wishes he was fortunate enough to play in the team till his retirement. Hightower plays as a linebacker for them and the position is one of the most crucial in football defense.
Hightower is also one of the huge players in the game. His height is 6feet 3inches and he weighs 122kgs. Despite his huge stature, he is considered to be one of the most agile players in the game.
Hightower has been known to date some famous models. However, he prefers to keep his private life away from the media as much as he can and is known to be reserved about his private life.