According to Lee Schechter of ESPN Boston, Sebastian Vollmer missed the beginning of Wednesday’s practice, which could be troubling for the Patriots because they have to get ready for Friday’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Another reason this is a concern is because he completely missed Monday’s practice, and he also missed the media portion of Tuesday’s practice. On Monday, when Vollmer missed the entire practice, Marcus Cannon took over at the right tackle position.
It is still unknown why Vollmer has been absent these three days, but it should be a little concerning for Patriots fans. It is concerning because it is very likely now that Vollmer will not play in the Patriots’ third preseason game on Friday against the Carolina Panthers. This is a big deal, because this preseason game is probably the Patriots most important game of the entire preseason.
Another worry that Patriots fans should have is the worry that Vollmer could have a significant injury, and that this injury may cause him to miss time during the regular season. However, it is possible that Vollmer is perfectly fine and that he has not shown up for another reason. The game on Friday is the game where the starters are expected to play the majority of the first half, so Patriots fans are hoping to see him suit up and play, and preform well.