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Patriots vs. Chargers Wednesday injury report: Jonnu Smith among New England’s 15 limited

The initial injury report heading into Week 8 at SoFi Stadium.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New England Patriots Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The New England Patriots practiced indoors on Wednesday, and with perfect attendance as Los Angeles Chargers prep got underway.

Starting tight end Jonnu Smith would be among 15 limited for New England’s active roster after exiting last weekend against the New York Jets with a shoulder issue. Rookie cornerback Shaun Wade would also be on hand for the first time since Oct. 6 while working back from a concussion.

“He’s trending in the right direction,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said of the fifth-round pick out of Ohio State. “When he’s ready, he’s ready.”

Here’s the initial injury report leading up to Sunday’s 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff at SoFi Stadium.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

Patriots

  • no players listed

Chargers

  • no players listed

A full 53 participated for the Patriots on Wednesday. Right tackle Trent Brown, who has been on injured reserve for three games due to a calf strain, did not have his 21-day return window open. He last played on the opening drive of New England’s season opener.

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

Patriots

  • WR Kendrick Bourne (shoulder)
  • TE Jonnu Smith (shoulder)
  • G Shaq Mason (abdomen)
  • C David Andrews (ankle)
  • DT Davon Godchaux (finger)
  • DT Carl Davis (hand)
  • DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (knee)
  • LB Dont’a Hightower (ankle)
  • LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (ribs)
  • LB Josh Uche (shoulder)
  • LB Kyle Van Noy (groin)
  • LB Brandon King (thigh)
  • CB Shaun Wade (concussion)
  • S Kyle Dugger (neck)
  • K Nick Folk (left knee)

Chargers

  • LB Drue Tranquill (chest)

In addition to Smith, Mason and Davis also did not finish New England’s matchup with New York while managing abdomen and hand injuries, respectively. But the veteran guard and veteran defensive tackle did practice in a partial capacity for the Patriots on Wednesday. As would Bourne and Andrews. The wide receiver and center are new additions to the injury report. Bourne, dealing with a shoulder ailment, threw his first career pass on Sunday for a touchdown while Andrews, dealing with an ankle ailment, played all 76 offensive downs.

FULL PARTICIPATION

Patriots

  • no players listed

Chargers

  • WR Mike Williams (knee)
  • S Nasir Adderley (hip)

Patriots safety Devin McCourty practiced Wednesday after not returning last Sunday due to an abdomen injury. The team captain had played north of 99 percent of the defensive workload this fall prior to seeing 18 snaps in what became a 54-13 win for New England. Running back Brandon Bolden, defensive tackle Christian Barmore, cornerback Jalen Mills and safety Adrian Phillips would also go without designations after being listed as questionable for Week 7.