According to Nick Underhill of Masslive.com, New England Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson has suffered a foot strain, which kept him out of practice all week, and will keep him out of Sunday’s game in Houston.
Dobson played only two snaps in the second half of last week’s win over the Broncos, which led many to believe that he was dealing with an injury. Kenbrell Thompkins took his spot after Dobson left the game, and he played well, making a number of plays in that contest. However in the long run, I think that Dobson will be the better receiver, making the news of his injury extremely encouraging. The Patriots are just being cautious by keeping Dobson out this Sunday, most likely in an effort to get him 100% for the playoffs.
Dobson has caught 35 passes for 492 yards, along with four touchdowns this season, with his “break out” game coming a few weeks ago against the Steelers. He posted two touchdowns in that game, including an 81 yard bomb late in the fourth quarter. Getting Dobson back on the field will be vital for the Patriots offense, because they are a better team when he is making plays on the outside.