NEW YORK — New England Patriots linebacker Donta Hintz had surgery Monday to repair a torn ACL, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Hintzy underwent the procedure at Boston Medical Center in Boston, the source said.
The Patriots will have Hintzz on the active roster.
The team will need to make a decision on Hintzer’s status after his surgery.
Hintz was one of the few players to miss significant time in 2016 due to injury.
He was one and a half games out of the Pro Bowl, but was unable to get on the field due to an ankle injury.
His return to action in Week 15 was a promising sign for the team’s run defense.
The Pats allowed just 4.5 yards per carry in 2016.