BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots face a tough opponent this week, when the Dallas Cowboys come to town. They may be doing so a bit shorthanded.

It’s far too early to reach that conclusion, of course, but it’s worth noting that wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was not present for the portion of Wednesday’s practice that was open to the media.

Sanu’s leg bent in what looked to be a rather painful way during Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Sanu returned to the game shortly after that play, but he was not particularly effective, catching two passes for four yards on just four targets.

On the injury report, Sanu was listed as a non-participant, with an ankle injury.

Since the Patriots acquired him midseason, Sanu has caught 14 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in his three games with the Patriots.

On the positive side of the injury front, Phillip Dorsett was present at Wednesday’s practice, though he did not participate in the session. He left Sunday’s game with a head injury after absorbing a hard hit while catching a touchdown pass from Julian Edelman in the third quarter.

WEDNESDAY PRACTICE REPORT

PATRIOTS
WR Phillip Dorsett, Concussion, Did Not Participate
WR Mohamed Sanu, Ankle, Did Not Participate

LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, Knee, Limited Participation
S Patrick Chung, Heel/Chest, Limited Participation
S Nate Ebner, Ankle/Back, Limited Participation
WR Julian Edelman, Shoulder, Limited Participation
RB Damien Harris, Hamstring, Limited Participation
DE John Simon, Elbow, Limited Participation

COWBOYS
OT La’el Collins, Knee/Back, Did Not Participate
LB Joe Thomas, Illness, Did Not Participate

G Zack Martin, Back/Ankle/Elbow, Limited Participation
G Connor Williams, Knee, Limited Participation
DT Antwaun Woods, Shoulder, Limited Participation

WR Amari Cooper, Knee, Full Participation
S Jeff Heath, Shoulder/Shoulder, Full Participation
DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Neck, Full Participation

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