Harrison Now 'Doubtful'
Biggest Injury Problem: Flu Symptoms
Almost all good news. Safety Rodney Harrison, who has missed the last two games (as if you didn't know) has been upgraded to "doubtful" for Sunday. If the New England Patriots play another game after this one, he may be able to take the field then. We'll just have to cross that bridge later.
Otherwise, the Patriots are virtually injury-free. Their only problem besides Harrison's knee and Brady's ever-present shoulder is the flu. As of now, three players are exhibiting symptoms serious enough to miss parts of practice. How they feel later in the week and whether the illness spreads to other teammates will be interesting to watch.
Indianapolis has just six players listed, all as "questionable."
In the NFC game, New Orleans has three players listed as "questionable" and Chicago has one listed as "questionable" and one as "probable".
That's what you like to see in the playoffs: Healthy teams.
New England Patriots (14-4)
SS Rodney Harrison doubtful (Knee)
WR Troy Brown questionable (Illness-Flu)
T Ryan O'Callaghan questionable (Illness-Flu)
DE Mike Wright questionable (Illness-Flu)
QB Tom Brady probable (Shoulder)
Indianapolis Colts (14-4)
T Ryan Diem questionable (Shoulder)
CB Nicholas Harper questionable (Ankle)
OLB Cato June questionable (Concussion)
G Ryan Lilja questionable (Knee)
WR Ricky Proehl questionable (Hamstring)
FS Bob Sanders questionable (Knee)