Patriots Rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell Suffers Gruesome Elbow Injury

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 14: Malcolm Mitchell #26 of the Georgia Bulldogs makes a catch against Jonathan Jones #3 of the Auburn Tigers on November 14, 2015 at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. Mitchell would be called for offensive pass interference on the play. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Malcolm Mitchell, a standout WR from Georgia, was expected to be a rookie gem for the New England Patriots. Mitchell only lasted 4 quarters before that rookie season came to a halt.

The 4th round pick, who was injury prone throughout his college career, went down with a gruesome injury during the 4th quarter of the Patriots’ first preseason game vs the Saints in Foxboro Thursday night.


Michtell was carted into the locker room and after post game evaluation Mitchell is expected to miss about 4 weeks.

Exhibit A on why preseason football is risky business.