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Reports: Patriots’ Mayo has surgery on torn pectoral muscle, could miss season

New England Patriots outside linebacker Jerod Mayo (51), left, and Patriots middle linebacker Brandon Spikes (55), right, warm up on the field before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Oct.13, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots beat the Saints 30-27. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

New England Patriots outside linebacker Jerod Mayo (51), left, and Patriots middle linebacker Brandon Spikes (55), right, warm up on the field before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Oct.13, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots beat the Saints 30-27. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

According to multiple reports, Jerod Mayo’s season could be over after the New England Patriots linebacker had surgery to repair a torn right pectoral muscle yesterday.

Mayo suffered the injury while defending a second-and-20 pass during the Patriots’ 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints. The linebacker is the second team captain lost to major injury, as defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s season ended when he tore his Achilles tendon during a win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the Mayo news.

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