Stephen Gostkowski out for season

Updated: November 11, 2010, 8:35 AM ET
By David Lefort | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots placed kicker Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve with a thigh injury on Wednesday morning, ending his season. Kicking duties will now fall to newly signed Shayne Graham.

Gostkowski has a torn quad muscle that might require surgery, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, and is expected to be fine for the 2011 season.

The loss of Gostkowski is a tough blow for the Patriots, as the fifth-year kicker is one of the best in ...

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