Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo could miss the rest of the season after having surgery Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Mayo left the second half of Sunday's dramatic win over the New Orleans Saints and did not return to the game. Mayo leads the Patriots with 55 tackles. Wide receiver Danny Amendola and defensive back Aqib Talib also left with injuries Sunday.
The Patriots used their one IR/designated to return spot on running back Shane Vereen, so the team would need to make a decision on whether to end Mayo's season and free up a roster spot or keep it for Mayo if there's a chance he returns.