The New England Patriots play the Green Bay Packers in prime time and it’s pretty obvious that the Patriots need some time to get healthy. The injury report is enormous and there are new players listed that have key roles on the team.
Here’s the report from Wednesday.
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Patriots: WR Julian Edelman (ankle/illness), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), OG Shaq Mason (calf), OL Brian Schwenke (foot), DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (illness)
Packers: LB Nick Perry (ankle), S Jermaine Whitehead (back)
Edelman and Mason are new additions to the injury report, while Wise had previously been “limited” with ankle and knee injuries. Hopefully all three will be able to play on Sunday night against the Packers. Hollister and Schwenke aren’t expected to contribute.
Perry is a key defender for Green Bay.
Patriots: P Ryan Allen (ankle), OT Trent Brown (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (concussion), LS Joe Cardona (shoulder), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), DE Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), RB Sony Michel (knee), DE John Simon (shoulder)
Packers: CB Jaire Alexander (groin), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), TE Jimmy Graham (knee), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee)
No players came off the injury report for the Patriots, but Allen and Cardona are also new additions. It’s never a good sign when your special teams stars are injured.
Both the Patriots and the Packers have incredibly important players listed on the report. We’ll see if they remain on the report as the week continues.