David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE
A staggering 21 members of the New England Patriots were listed as limited participants on the injury report after a light practice on Wednesday.
The New England Patriots listed 21 players as limited participants after a light practice on Wednesday. The list includes many of the usual suspects, including tight end Rob Gronkowski, who may make his return from a broken forearm in Week 17 against the Miami Dolphins.
The remaining 18 players on the injury report are safety Patrick Chung (shoulder), guard Dan Connolly (back), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring/knee), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (hamstring/shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (knee), defensive lineman Kyle Love (knee), guard Logan Mankins (ankle/calf), linebacker Jerod Mayo (elbow), offensive lineman Nick McDonald (shoulder), linebacker Mike Rivera (ankle), tackle Nate Solder (ankle), linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle), cornerback Aqib Talib (hip), tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), wide receiver Wes Welker (ankle), and linebacker Tracy White (elbow). Of the 21 players listed, only Gronkowski, Dennard, and Spikes were inactive last week.