New England Patriots: Final injury report against Buffalo Bills
By Nick Ziegler
The New England Patriots have released their injury report for Monday night against the Buffalo Bills.
As the New England Patriots prepare for Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills, they will be missing a few players.
Against the Chicago Bears last week, the Patriots suffered what looked like a scary loss when Sony Michel left the game early with an injury. On the nasty tackle, Michel was twisted around badly and fumbled on the play.
However, to the surprise of many, Michel didn’t suffer a major on the play. Michel is being listed as week-to-week with the injury, and is officially listed as doubtful for Monday’s game against the Bills.
This is certainly unfortunate news for the Patriots, but the long-term health of Michel is more important than just one game. Michel has been really solid the last three games prior to getting injured against the Bears. With at least 95 rushing yards in three straight games, Michel is proving his value as a first-round pick.
With Michel out, the Patriots might throw the ball a bit more, but we should see Kejon Barner have an increased role. Since Michel is listed as doubtful, he will likely be joining three other teammates that have already been ruled out.
Of the three, Rowe is the most notable at cornerback, but the Patriots have been playing without him a decent amount already this season. Since the Bills don’t have a great passing attack, the Patriots should be alright without Rowe once again this week.
As we head toward Monday, all eyes will certainly be on the status of Rob Gronkowski. After missing last week against the Bears, Gronkowski is being listed as questionable right now for the game. With Michel being doubtful, it would be good if Gronkowski could play, but they certainly don’t want to push him in what should be a win against the Bills.