The New England Patriots have a busy injury report after last Sunday’s loss in Jacksonville.
Chief among the injured are defensive end Trey Flowers and safety Patrick Chung, who are both in the concussion protocol. They were the only two absences.
Newcomer Josh Gordon, who practiced for the first time as a Patriot on Wednesday, was limited with a hamstring injury. He reportedly injured his hamstring while shooting a promotional video last Friday in the Browns’ indoor practice facility.
More notes from Wednesday’s practice report:
— DE Deatrich Wise was a full participant after suffering a minor dislocated finger on Sunday. He seemed to be in a positive mood as he smiled and laughed with reporters in the locker room when asked about it. So you can expect him to be out there on Sunday night against the Detroit Lions.
“My hand’s doing well, thanks for asking. How’s everybody doing today?” he deadpanned with a grin.
— RB Sony Michel (knee) was also listed as a full participant. This is the first time he’s practiced in full since undergoing a knee procedure in August. The rookie played 13 snaps against the Jaguars and touched the ball on 11 of them, rushing 10 times for 34 yards and adding one catch on two targets for seven yards. The Lions’ porous run defense so far (5.6 yards allowed per rush) could give Michel an opportunity for a breakout game.
— S Nate Ebner was a new addition with a hip injury. He had just recently recovered fully from a torn ACL that cut his 2017 season short.
— CB Eric Rowe was also a new addition with a groin injury. He had a bad day against the Jaguars, but the Patriots will likely need him on Sunday against the Lions’ deep, talented receiver corps.
Here’s the full Wednesday injury report:
Did Not Participate
S Patrick Chung – Concussion
DE Trey Flowers – Concussion
OT Marcus Cannon – Calf
CB Keion Crossen – Hamstring
S Nate Ebner – Hip
WR Josh Gordon – Hamstring
CB Eric Rowe – Groin
RB Sony Michel – Knee
DE Deatrich Wise – Finger
Next injury report comes on Thursday afternoon. It would bode well for Flowers and Chung if they can be upgraded to limited.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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