Andrews was released from the hospital Monday night, just four days after playing 28 snaps in the Patriots' preseason win over the Carolina Panthers last Thursday night. He did miss the last two days of practice, and is not expected to return until at least he gets the results. But even then, from what it's expected to be, he may not be back any time soon.
The captain is in his fifth NFL season and became a full-time starter under center for New England in 2016. The 27-year-old has played in 60 career regular season games, starting 57 of them, while also starting nine career playoff games. He joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2015 out of Georgia, and has since started in three straight Super Bowls with them, winning two of them. That run of success has hit a road block for now, but the team expects him to make a full recovery and to have him back for the 2020 campaign. The only question then will be, will he still be snapping the ball to Tom Brady?