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Aaron Hernandez says he's OK

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  January 15, 2012 12:35 AM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez didn't speak much to reporters following Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos, but he did say he was OK after appearing concussed in the fourth quarter.

Hernandez caught four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. But he made his contribution running the ball for the Patriots. He led the Patriots rushing with a 61 yards on five carries, including a 43-yard jaunt in the first quarter that led to the Patriots' first touchdown.

"I just do what the coaches ask me," Hernandez said. "They put me in positions to try and make plays, help the team and make it to the big game."

Hernandez was running the ball in the red zone, a 2-yard carry, when he was walloped by Denver LB Joe Mays. He left the game and never returned. Trainers were seen on the sideline performing tests on him.

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