Patriots place Vollmer on IR

Updated: October 29, 2013

Foxboro, MA ( – New England Patriots right offensive tackle
Sebastian Vollmer was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a broken bone in
his right leg.

The 29-year old Vollmer suffered the injury early in the second quarter of
Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

The Houston product has dealt with injuries for much of his five-year career.
Back troubles limited Vollmer to just six games in 2011, and he missed two
games with a head injury during his rookie season in 2009.

During the one season (2010) he played and started all 16 games, Vollmer was
named a second team All-Pro.

The Patriots filled Vollmer’s roster spot with Tuesday’s acquisition of
defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga in a trade with Philadelphia.