Patriots issue statement on condition of Armond Armstead, who had surgery to treat infection

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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.”

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