Aqib Talib injury: Patriots CB leaves game, being evaluated by medical staff

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Talib has played shutdown defense on Jimmy Graham all game long but has been removed from the game with an apparent leg injury.

Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib has left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with an injury and he is being looked at by the training staff on the sidelines. The issue appears to be his lower left leg. The Patriots are currently tied with the Saints, 17-17, in the third quarter.

Talib, in his second season with the Patriots after being acquired in a trade from the Buccaneers last year, has four interceptions already this year. He had just four interceptions total over his previous two seasons.

Talib was having a banner day on the field by all accounts, playing shutdown defense on Jimmy Graham, the Saints' star tight end who has not made a catch as of yet today. New Orleans was losing, 17-10, before Talib went out, but the team was able to mount a successful touchdown drive.

The entire rest of the Patriots defense has just two interceptions this year.

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