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Patriots Getting Healthier

The New England Patriots released their first injury report of the week today and fans will be pleased to see less players in the “Did Not Participate” category than previous weeks. Last week was especially bad early on. Julian Edleman, Danny Woodhead, and Sebastian Vollmer all missed practice last week and sat out of Sunday’s game against the Jets, and all were back at practice today. While they were listed as having limited participation in practice, the fact that they are practicing this early in the week is a good sign that they could be available for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

While the overall injury report is much brighter, there was a disturbing listing on the report. Mike Wright did not participate in practice after being cleared to practice late last week. Wright has missed most of the season with a concussion or concussion-like symptoms, the same injury that kept him out of most of the second half of last season. If Wright is having issues with that original concussion, or has become more susceptible to concussions, he may have to start thinking about a new career. That would be unfortunate because Wright is a good player, but he should make his health his #1 priority.

Here is the full injury report for the Patriots and the Cowboys:

Did Not Participate

  • S Josh Barrett (thumb/hamstring)
  • LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
  • DL Mike Wright (concussion)

Limited Participation

  • CB Leigh Bodden (thumb)
  • CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)
  • DL Albert Haynesworth (back)
  • TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
  • S Sergio Brown (chest)
  • RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe)
  • WR Julian Edelman (ankle)
  • WR Matthew Slater (ribs)
  • OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
  • RB Danny Woodhead (ankle)
Full Participation
  • LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
  • S Patrick Chung (hand)

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report 

Did Not Participate:  G Derrick Dockery (knee), FB Tony Fiammetta (knee), DE Jason Hatcher (calf)

Limited Participation: K David Buehler (groin), G Kyle Kosier (foot)

Full Participation: WR Miles Austin (hamstring), WR Dez Bryant (thigh), S Barry Church (shoulder), RB Felix Jones (shoulder), S Danny McCray (ankle), QB Tony Romo (ribs), CB Orlando Scandrick (ankle), S Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion)

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