By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Cornerback Jonathan Jones was one of two Patriots added to the injury report, as the team put him on Monday’s projected list ahead of Thursday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams. Jones left the Patriots’ 45-0 win over the Chargers on Sunday with a neck injury in the second quarter.
Defensive tackle Lawrence Guy was the other player added to the injury report, returning to the list with a shoulder injury. He was dealing with shoulder, knee, and elbow injuries simultaneously before briefly coming off the injury report in Week 13.
In addition, cornerback J.C. Jackson was listed with hip and knee injuries. The knee is new, suffered during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game. The Patriots could safely hold Jackson out at that point in a blowout win, so the severity of the knee injury is unclear.
In all, the Patriots listed 14 players as limited, with no absences. Here’s the full projected injury report for Monday:
LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (Groin)
DT Adam Butler (Shoulder)
DT Byron Cowart (Back)
DB Kyle Dugger (Toe)
K Nick Folk (Back)
DT Lawrence Guy (Shoulder)
TE Ryan Izzo (Hamstring, Hand, Neck)
FB Jakob Johnson (Knee)
CB J.C. Jackson (Hip, Knee)
CB Jonathan Jones (Beck)
OG Shaq Mason (Calf)
QB Cam Newton (Abdomen)
WR Matthew Slater (Knee)
RB J.J. Taylor (Quadricep)
Injuries are piling up for tight end Ryan Izzo, too. He left Sunday’s game with a neck injury, on top of already battling hand and hamstring issues. Rookie tight end Dalton Keene returned from injured reserve just in time, playing 20 offensive snaps against the Chargers.
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