The New England Patriots’ 38-7 win against the Miami Dolphins is only day behind us, but it is already “on to Indianapolis” for the team: on Thursday night, New England will host the Indianapolis Colts in a primetime matchup. With the two games so close together, the team opted not to practice today – but still had to release a hypothetical injury report:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Patriots: TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle)
Colts: TE Jack Doyle (hip); CB Nate Hairston (ankle); WR T.Y. Hilton (chest/hamstring); C Ryan Kelly (hand); LB Darius Leonard (ankle); CB Kenny Moore II (concussion); DT Hassan Ridgeway (calf); CB Quincy Wilson (concussion)
Rob Gronkowski left yesterday’s game with an ankle injury and is considered to be day-to-day. It would be a surprise if he were a full participant at one point this week, which is why he could be a candidate to be held out of Thursday’s game. Indianapolis, meanwhile, would have had eight players miss today’s practice if it had been more than just a walkthrough – including star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.
Patriots: DL Adam Butler (knee); WR Josh Gordon (hamstring); DL Geneo Grissom (ankle); TE Jacob Hollister (chest); LB Brandon King (foot); LB Elandon Roberts (calf); CB Eric Rowe (groin); DT Danny Shelton (elbow)
Colts: T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring); S Clayton Geathers (knee); RB Marlon Mack (hamstring)
Adam Butler and Elandon Roberts both suffered injuries late during yesterday’s game. While today’s injury report is just a prognosis, seeing them listed as “limited” instead of hypothetical absentees is a good sign for their long-term availability. The other players listed were also on last week’s final injury report: Josh Gordon, Danny Shelton and Brandon King played against Miami, while Geneo Grissom, Jacob Hollister and Eric Rowe were out.
Colts: TE Eric Ebron (knee); S Malik Hooker (hip); K Adam Vinatieri (right groin); LB Anthony Walker (knee)
All three Colts listed as full participants will play on Thursday.