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Patriots injuries: 21 players listed as limited participants

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.

There were two players on Wednesday's report that were not on the injury report last week; cornerback Marquice Cole (finger) and defensive back Nate Ebner (hamstring).

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.