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Patriots Center Bryan Stork Missing from Practice

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The Patriots might be without their starting center come Sunday afternoon.

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The Patriots starting center Bryan Stork was the only player missing from practice this Wednesday. The rookie pivot suffered a knee injury in the Divisional Round game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Stork have been fantastic, as far as rookies go, and he's really solidified the starting offensive line for the Patriots. When he was taken out of the Ravens game, guard Ryan Wendell slid over to the center position and Josh Kline assumed the right guard role. There is a pretty fair drop in quality on the offensive line when any of the Patriots starting three interior line players (Stork, Wendell, and left guard Dan Connolly) miss time.

New England is preparing to take on the Colts, who have a defensive line that's improved over the final stretch of the season. The Patriots compensated for the weakened offensive line by throwing quick passes throughout the second half, a luxury that may not be affording on Sunday.

We'll monitor Stork's health over the rest of the week.