New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 14: Sony Michel of the New England Patriots celebrates afters scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

FOXBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 14: Sony Michel of the New England Patriots celebrates afters scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Patriots may be without Sony Michel for a second straight game, and they may not have Rob Gronkowski either.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday morning that the Patriots are concerned about the ability of both Gronkowski and Michel to play against the Green Bay Packers. Both are questionable, Gronkowski with ankle & back injuries and Michel with a knee.

Schefter reports that the Patriots will test both players before the game, making each of them true game-time decisions.

Gronkowski missed practice on Thursday, but participated in a limited capacity on Wednesday and Friday. Michel was listed as limited all three days on the injury report.

If Gronkowski is unable to go, Dwayne Allen should see the vast majority of the snaps at tight end with Jacob Hollister a dark horse to be active – although Hollister has also been limited by a hamstring injury for the balance of the season.

Michel’s absence would make things more dicey for the Patriots at running back. Cordarrelle Patterson got 10 carries out of the backfield on Monday night against the Bills, so he could be used as a running back again. The Patriots still have James White and Kenjon Barner for handoffs.

The Packers, meanwhile, are likely to be without receiver Geronimo Allison (hamstring/groin), who is listed as doubtful. Randall Cobb is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.