Harrison Out vs. Chargers
Both Teams Close to Healthy
Just three players remain listed as "questionable" on the New England Patriots injury report, but safety Rodney Harrison will miss his and the Patriots second playoff game this Sunday against the top-seeded San Diego Chargers. It's the shortest the Patriots injury list has been since Week 3.
Harrison remains hobbled by a low block at the knees from New England's last regular season game at Tennessee.
Otherwise, just tight end Ben Watson, who did play in last Sunday's Wild Card win over the New York Jets, wide receiver Bam Childress and fullback Heath Evans are still listed as "questionable", a once long and ominous list.
Quarterback Tom Brady, listed all season as "probable", remains so, as does defensive end Richard Seymour, inside linebacker Mike Vrabel and cornerback Ellis Hobbs.
Meanwhile, San Diego has just four players total listed, one as "doubtful", one as "questionable" and two as "probable". All are defensive players, three are all left defensive ends, but that should not affect the Chargers defensive game plans.
New England Patriots (13-4)
SS Rodney Harrison out (Knee)
WR Brandon Childress questionable (Ankle)
RB Heath Evans questionable (Shin)
TE Benjamin Watson questionable (Knee)
QB Tom Brady probable (Right Shoulder)
CB Ellis Hobbs probable (Wrist)
DE Richard Seymour probable (Elbow)
OLB Mike Vrabel probable (Back)
San Diego Chargers (14-2)
DE Jacques Cesaire doubtful (Knee)
DE Derreck Robinson questionable (Foot)
DE Luis Castillo probable (Ankle)
FS Bhawoh Jue probable (Knee)
Rodney Harrison's absence against San Diego is ...
This poll is closed
... a major problem.
... a problem.
... no big deal.