Patriots Injury Report: Gronk, Mankins, Talib Among 20 ‘Questionable’ Against Dolphins
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BOSTON (CBS) – As has been the trend in recent weeks, the Patriots injury report for their regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday is a lengthy one.
20 Patriots are listed as “Questionable” for Sunday’s game, highlighted by tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, corners Alfonzo Dennard and Aqib Talib, and offensive linemen Logan Mankins, Dan Connolly and Nick McDonald.
Corner Marquice Cole is listed as “doubtful” for Sunday after missing practice with a finger injury.
Gronkowski spoke was limited in practice all week but spoke with the media on Wednesday, something that usually means a player’s health is improving. But head Coach Bill Belichick has maintained all week Gronkowski’s status on Sunday will be a “medical decision,” one that likely won’t come until Sunday afternoon.
Talib (hip) was only on the field for eight snaps last week in Jacksonville, but told reporters on Thursday he was getting better.
Here is the full list of Patriots listed as “Questionable” for Sunday:
S Patrick Chung (shoulder)
G Dan Connolly (back)
CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring/knee)
DB Nate Ebner (hamstring)
TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm)
TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)
LB Dont’a Hightower (hamstring/shoulder)
DE Chandler Jones (ankle)
WR Brandon Lloyd (knee)
DT Kyle Love (knee)
G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf)
LB Jerod Mayo (elbow)
OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)
LB Mike Rivera (ankle)
OT Nate Solder (abdomen)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle)
CB Aqib Talib (hip)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee)
WR Wes Welker (ankle)
LB Tracy White (elbow)
For the Dolphins, wide receiver Devon Bess has been ruled out for Sunday’s game.
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