FOXBOROUGH — On Monday night, the Patriots shed a little light on the health status of defensive lineman Armond Armstead, who is currently on the non-football illness list.
The team released a statement, which said, “Armond Armstead had surgery to treat an infection. Armond is in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery. A timetable has not been set for his return.”
Coach Bill Belichick was asked Sunday if Armstead’s absence is related to his previous health problems — he suffered a heart attack while a player at Southern California which he has blamed on injections of the pain medication Toradol that he did not ask for. Belichick said he believed it to be a different situation.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Shalise Manza Young can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Globe correspondent Emily Kaplan contributed to this report.