Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski needs season-ending surgery, report says

first_img Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs receiver (shoulder) to resume practice Gostkowski missed four extra points and a field goal over the last three weeks. However, he’s made 7 of 8 field goals this season, with his only miss coming from 48 yards. There seems to be an explanation for Stephen Gostkowski’s slump.The Patriots have placed the veteran kicker on injured reserve with an undisclosed ailment, the team announced. #Patriots place K Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve: https://t.co/KcN97OucHD— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 2, 2019ESPN reported Gostkowski has a left hip injury that will require season-ending surgery, though he expects to be rehabilitated by next season.Patriots’ kicker Stephen Gostkowski has a left hip injury that will require season-ending surgery, per source. He is expected to be ready to kick for the 2020 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2019The news comes hours after it was reported that New England was looking to work out free-agent kickers amid Gostkowski’s struggles. Related News Roquan Smith update: Bears linebacker back at practice, could play Week 5 ESPN reported the workouts scheduled for Wednesday are “consistent with their due-diligence approach at all positions to keep emergency lists updated,” adding the timing of the workouts makes sense because of Gostkowski’s performance lately.The 35-year-old signed a two-year contract worth $8.5 million with New England in April. The Patriots (4-0) are slated to visit the Redskins (0-4) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Saquon Barkley injury update: Giants won’t rule out Week 5 return for running backlast_img read more