FOXBORO (CBS) — The Patriots are usually off on Tuesdays, but with their Week 15 game against the Colts being featured on Saturday night, the schedule has been bumped up by a day. So on this particular Tuesday, the Patriots practiced.

Interestingly, quarterback Mac Jones was not a part of the Patriots’ initial injury report. But a little more than an hour after that injury report went public, the Patriots sent an updated report, listing Jones as a limited participant due to a thumb injury.

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The Patriots then sent out another update, stating that Jones was a full participant, despite the thumb injury.

An important distinction on that thumb injury: It’s Jones’ left thumb, so it doesn’t affect his throwing hand.

Outside of Jones, there were several important players returning to the field for New England, including safety Kyle Dugger. He was back on the field for the first time since being placed on the COVID reserve list two weeks ago, which kept him out of Week 13’s win in Buffalo.

Running back Damien Harris and defensive back Adrian Phillips were also back out there for New England. Both suffered injuries during the team’s Monday night win over the Bills, but their presence at Tuesday’s practice bodes well for their game status come Saturday night.

Both were listed as limited for the session, along with seven other Patriots:

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C David Andrews, Shoulder
DL Christian Barmore, Knee
LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, Ribs
RB Brandon Bolden, Knee
OT Trent Brown, Calf/Wrist
K Nick Folk, Left Knee
RB Damien Harris, Hamstring
LB Ronnie Perkins, Illness
S Adrian Phillips, Knee

Harris left New England’s last win with a hamstring injury in the second half, after racking up 111 yards on his 10 carries. Phillips suffered a knee injury one of the final plays of the games, but told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s practice that “everything checked out well” on that front.

The Patriots also got Josh Uche back on the practice field, and now have three weeks to add him to the active roster from IR. The linebacker was placed on injured reserve in November with an ankle injury, and has to be activated within three weeks to be eligible to play again this season.

Offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste was the only Patriots player to miss Tuesday’s practice.

Indianapolis was missing linebacker Bobby Okereke (illness), while tight end Kylen Granson (Not Injury Related – Personal Matter) and center Ryan Clark (Knee/Illness) were limited on Tuesday.

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Tune in to Patriots-Colts on Saturday night on WBZ-TV! Kickoff is set for 8:15pm, and stay tuned after the game for full reaction and analysis on Patriots 5th Quarter!

CBSBoston.com Staff