Marcus Cannon’s shoulder injury is reportedly not considered season-ending

Cannon's injury is not expected to keep him out long-term.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Marcus Cannon #61 of the New England Patriots reacts on the field after suffering an injury during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Marcus Cannon reacts on the field after suffering an injury during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers. –(Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

The Patriots received good news Tuesday regarding Marcus Cannon’s shoulder injury suffered on Sunday.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported through a source that Cannon’s shoulder injury is not considered to be season-ending or a long-term injury after undergoing tests on Monday.

Cannon suffered his injury in the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ 33-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night after falling hard onto his left shoulder.

It remains unclear what Cannon’s status will be for the Patriots’ upcoming game in Miami against the Dolphins.  But Cannon’s left arm was reportedly in a sling at practice on Monday.

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If Cannon is unable to go, some possible replacements include moving left guard Joe Thuney to tackle and slotting in James Eluemunor at guard — which is what the Patriots did after Cannon was pulled from the game — or replacing him with backup tackle Korey Cunningham.

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