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Patriots Notebook

Rob Ninkovich hurt, but it doesn’t appear serious

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Ninkovich gave plenty of signs that, despite him leaving Sunday’s game with a foot injury and not returning, it won’t be the latest season-ending injury for one of the team’s best defensive players.

Ninkovich was walking around in the locker room after the game with barely a limp, proof that he hadn’t suffered a serious injury, the way Vince Wilfork (Achilles’) and Jerod Mayo (pectoral muscle) did. Ninkovich politely declined an interview request, saying he’d talk later this week.

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