by: Malini Basu Updated:
FOXBOROUGH, MA - Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming played in Saturday's divisional-round win over the Kansas City Chiefs with 22 stitches in his right leg after a heroic rescue.
A woman was driving down Route 1 in Foxborough when she was involved in a crash, but thankfully Fleming was there to help.
“I ended up rear ending the car in front of me and my airbags were deployed. Then the entire car just shut down,” the woman said.
The 26-year-old Fleming said a large truck made an unexpected right turn while he was driving away from Gillette Stadium.
When he saw the crash and what appeared to be smoke coming from the car his instincts took over.
“I just started kicking it with my right leg, it didn’t break right away, I wasn’t sure if it was going to break, but on the third kick it broke and that was that,” Fleming said. “I’ve never experienced anything like that, I don’t think it was that crazy. I’m just glad I was there to be able to help her."
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