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Patriots vs. Giants Monday injury report: Phillip Dorsett sidelined, while five project as limited for New England

New England and New York will meet Thursday night in Foxborough.

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The first injury report of an abbreviated week has arrived for the New England Patriots.

And it includes six names as New England, fresh off a visit to FedEx Field, ramps up preparations for Thursday night’s 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium.

Here’s Monday’s hypothetical practice participation for the Patriots, along with an estimation from New York’s walkthrough.


  • Patriots: Phillip Dorsett (hamstring)
  • Giants: RB Wayne Gallman (concussion), WR Sterling Shepard (concussion), TE Evan Engram (knee)

A hamstring injury saw Dorsett exit in the first quarter versus the Washington Redskins. The wideout did not return, and would not have practiced Monday, according to the Patriots’ projection. Dorsett has caught 15 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns this fall for New England.

Gallman, Shepard and Engram did not partake in the Giants’ walkthrough. Both Gallman and Shepard suffered concussions in their starts Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.


  • Patriots: RB Rex Burkhead (foot), WR Julian Edelman (chest), WR Josh Gordon (knee), S Patrick Chung (heel), S Nate Ebner (groin)
  • Giants: RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), OT Nate Solder (ankle), LB Lorenzo Carter, (neck), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), LB Josiah Tauaefa (knee)

Burkhead, Chung and Ebner all were downgraded out as the Patriots traveled to face Washington on Saturday. All three were previously listed as questionable on the final Week 5 injury report. As for wide receivers in Edelman and Gordon, the former caught eight passes for 110 yards and a touchdown while the latter retrieved five for 59 yards. Each of whom would have been limited on Monday for New England.

And for New York, Barkley has been sidelined for the last two games as a result of a high-ankle sprain. The 2018 Pro Bowler and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year began practicing in a limited capacity last week.


  • Patriots: no players listed
  • Giants: LB Tae Davis (concussion)

Context will be added when New England conducts a walkthrough on Tuesday.

But the Giants’ walkthrough to begin the short work week included Davis, who has appeared in three games and started one this season, at the linebacker level.