David Andrews missed the entire 2019 season due to some serious health issues. Namely, having blood clots in his lungs. The Patriots captain and two time champion is a huge reason for the offenses struggles, but things seem to be looking up.
Andrews was at a shelter in Providence as part of the teams charity events when ESPN caught up with him. He was asked how he’s feeling and what the future holds, Andrews responded with encouraging news.
“I feel great, I have a bunch of doctors appointments in February, hopefully get all that cleared up, and be good to go for next year.”
David Andrews was instantly a key player when joining the Patriots, having been to three Super Bowls since joining the team four years ago.
After celebrating Super Bowl 53 things turned for the captain this summer, initially he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Andrews discovered it was actually blood clots that were causing his health issues by the time the preseason started.
The Patriots and fans were fearful but remained hopeful at the same time. Belichick and Scarnecchia had to figure out what to do without their captain for the 2019 season.
The answer was Ted Karras, who filled in and had a good year, but nobody could replace Andrews. He has great report with Tom Brady, and the two have great trust in one another. Andrews, still just 27 years old, spoke with ESPNs Mike Reiss recently, here’s what he said about his future.
“I’m not ready to be done playing football. If there’s any chance I can go out and play football, that’s what I’m going to do. You really take pride in being out there and that’s what I want to do. I want to play football.”
The most important thing in this story is the health of David Andrews, and everyone here wishes nothing but the best for him, as a Patriot or not. That being said it looks as if he’s determined to get back and that’s great news for this offense, who clearly missed him all year.
Tom Brady and the running backs would love having him back, and the fans know how important he is to this team. Nothing but well wishes for iron man David Andrews.