BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s season is over.

The Patriots placed the kicker on injured reserve on Wednesday. Gostkowski has a left hip injury that will require season-ending surgery, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but the team expects him to be ready for the 2020 season.

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Gostkowski, 35, has missed four PATs this season, and one field goal.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Mike Reiss reported that the Patriots were bringing in free-agent kickers for workouts. Head coach Bill Belichick was asked about that report but offered little in the way of a response, other than indicating that the workouts were not intended to provide competition for the veteran Gostkowski.

After a shaky preseason, Gostkowski went 4-for-4 on field goals and 3-for-3 on PATs in the season-opening win vs. Pittsburgh. But he missed a 48-yard field goal along with two PATs the following week in Miami, before missing a PAT in each of the past two games.

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Since being drafted by the Patriots in 2006, Gostkowski has missed time just once before, when he suffered a torn quadriceps muscle and was limited to just eight games.