In just two days, the New England Patriots will play their 11th game of the season — and as a look at the team’s final injury report of the week shows that the team is comparatively healthy heading into its game against the New York Jets. Still, the team has some of its stars listed as questionable:
Patriots: TE Dwayne Allen (knee; DNP)
Jets: QB Sam Darnold (foot; DNP)
After missing his third straight practice because of a knee injury suffered in week 10, Dwayne Allen has unsurprisingly been declared out for Sunday’s game. The same goes for Jets starting quarterback Sam Darnold.
Jets: DB Marcus Maye (shoulder/thumb; DNP), OL James Carpenter (shoulder; DNP
Marcus Maye and James Carpenter are listed as “doubtful”, which effectively means that they will be out on Sunday — meaning that the team will have to replace two starters against the Patriots.
Patriots: QB Tom Brady (knee/illness; DNP), SS Nate Ebner (knee; LP), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back; LP), OG Shaq Mason (calf; LP), RB Sony Michel (knee; LP)
Jets: LB Brandon Copeland (elbow; LP), WR Robby Anderson (ankle; LP)
Tom Brady first popped up on the injury report on Wednesday because of a minor knee issue. Today, he missed the session because of an illness. While it would still be a surprise to see him miss the game in New York — his absence might just have been precautionary — it is certainly a situation worth closely monitoring over the next two days.
With the exception of newly added Nate Ebner, the other players listed as questionable are no real surprises and are expected to play on Sunday.