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Patriots Injury Report: Dobson Ruled Out; Dennard, Thompkins Questionable vs. Colts

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Alfonzo Dennard (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Alfonzo Dennard (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  Rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson has been ruled out for Saturday night’s playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Dobson has been battling a foot injury since Week 12 against Denver, missing three games before returning in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens. He re-injured the foot in the regular-season finale against the Bills, and did not practice at all over the last two weeks.

Fellow rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) and corner Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder) were both listed as “questionable” for the Patriots, giving them a 50-50 chance of playing against Indianapolis.

Left guard Logan Mankins, who left the win over Buffalo in the second half with an ankle injury, is one of nine Patriots listed as “probable” for Saturday night.

Here is the full Patriots injury report for this weekend’s playoff game:

OUT
WR Aaron Dobson (foot)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder)
WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip)
RB Shane Vereen (groin)

PROBABLE
WR Danny Amendola (groin)
CB Kyle Arrington (groin)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
LB Dane Fletcher (groin)
S Steve Gregory (finger/knee)
G Logan Mankins (ankle)
S Devin McCourty (concussion)
OT Will Svitek (ankle)
RB Shane Vereen (groin)

Wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey was the lone Colt ruled out for Saturday night. Here is the Indianapolis Colts’ full injury report:

OUT
WR Darius Heyward-Bey (hamstring)

PROBABLE
NT Aubrayo Franklin (rest)
CB Khaled Holmes (calf)
LB Josh McNary (concussion)
S Laron Landry (concussion)

Tune in to Patriots-Colts Saturday night on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV — the flagship stations of the New England Patriots. Pregame coverage begins on 98.5 at 5pm and on WBZ-TV at 7pm, with full postgame shows following the game.

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