September 30, 2016

Initial Injury Report, Week Two

The Wednesday injury report is out for this second week of the season, and the one name that all Patriots fans are interested in is Jerod Mayo.

To no one’s surprise, the middle linebacker did not practice today because of a reported MCL sprain suffered in Monday night’s season opener against the Bills. It seems that barring a miracle, we’re not going to see Mayo out on the field Sunday against the Jets, and it is going to be at least a few weeks before he has a chance of playing. This is a tough injury for the Patriots, as Mayo seemed to be the one guy on defense they really couldn’t go a significant amount of time without.

Looking over the report, the already-thin linebacker position is going to be hobbling a bit more as both Adalius Thomas (foot) and Rob Ninkovich (calf) are on the “limited participation” list. Their status leading up to the game will be something to watch.

One pleasant surprise is that Matthew Slater participated in at least some parts of practice today. Slater’s injury in the final preseason game had looked very serious, and yet there he is, not only not on IR, but practicing today.

Connolly, Edelman, Pryor, Welker and Wheatley were all on the list last week, and are on it again this week. Shawn Springs and Sammy Morris were on last week’s list, but are not listed today.

Here is the full list:

Patriots Injury Report
Did Not Practice

LB Jerod Mayo (knee)

Limited Participation
OL Dan Connolly (back)
WR Julian Edelman (ankle)
LB Rob Ninkovich (calf)
DL Myron Pryor (calf)
WR Matthew Slater (elbow)
LB Adalius Thomas (foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
CB Terrence Wheatley (knee)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

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