Kendrick Bourne injury situation comes into focus with new report
October 17th, 2022
Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne had to leave Sunday’s 38-15 win over the Cleveland Browns after just four offensive snaps. But a new report suggests that it’s not a major problem.
According to Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald on Twitter, Bourne’s reported toe injury “as of now doesn’t seem that serious.” The Bourne injury came after Nelson Agholor was out with a hamstring issue.
In Bourne’s absence, rookie receiver Tyquan Thornton saw an increased snap count – 40 total, 57 percent – and made the most of them. Thornton finished with seven total touches for 53 yards and two touchdowns, one receiving and one rushing.
Jakobi Meyers led all Patriots wide receivers with 57 offensive snaps, followed by DeVante Parker (55).
CLEVELAND, OHIO – OCTOBER 16: Tyquan Thornton #11 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Hunter Henry #85 of the New England Patriots after Thornton’s touchdown during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 16, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
It won’t be clear whether the injury creeps into Week 7 until the Patriots practice on Wednesday. You can be sure that Bill Belichick will be asked about the Pats’ various injury situations next time he speaks, and he will say as little as possible about all of them.
The biggest injury questions on the team are for quarterback Mac Jones (high-ankle sprain) and defensive tackle Christian Barmore (knee). In the meantime, we’ll keep you updated on the latest Patriots injury news as it comes in.
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