Light dislocated right kneecap

Updated: January 26, 2010, 5:38 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Matt Light shed a little light on a right knee injury he suffered this past season on ESPN's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" on Tuesday.

The New England Patriots left tackled revealed that the injury suffered against Denver in October was a dislocated kneecap and that it also "got a little bit of the MCL."

He was injured in pass protection, an 11-yard completion from Tom Brady to Wes Welker. Light was attended to by trainers on the field before being helped off. He showed up at practice on crutches the following day.

During Tuesday's interview, Light also touched on the disappointing end of the Patriots' season in the playoffs, and one of the goals going forward.

"As players, we all talked about it after the game. We were in the locker room and there were a lot of guys hanging their head and it's a tough situation," Light said. "We know we have good guys, quality players. But we have to be a more physical team, a mentally tougher team. We have to be guys that act like we've been there and done it before."

Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPN Boston.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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