Patriots OT Nate Solder on severity of injury: 'It's too hard to tell'

ARLINGTON, Texas -- New England Patriots starting left tackle Nate Solder left Sunday's 30-6 victory against the Dallas Cowboys late in the second quarter with a right elbow injury and didn't return, saying after the game that he's unclear of the severity of the injury.

"It's too hard to tell. We're just going to roll forward and see what happens," he said, declining to get into specifics on the play in which came off holding his right arm, as defensive end Greg Hardy rushed past him.

Solder, who remained on the sideline in the second half, was evasive when asked if staying out of the game was more of a precautionary measure.

"That was a call they made and we're going to go forward and see what happens," he said, before crediting his replacement, Marcus Cannon: "He went in there and played great."

If Solder was in significant pain after the game while speaking with reporters, he did a good job concealing it.