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Gronkowski not practicing for Patriots, Mankins, Hightower limited

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The Patriots have a lengthy injury list as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.

The most significant injury to keep an eye on is the hip injury that has been hampering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who sat out practice today.

The Patriots got better news about guard Logan Mankins, who sat out Sunday’s game against the Bills with a calf injury, but was able to practice on a limited basis today. Also limited was linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who’s dealing with a hamstring injury.

Other Patriots who were out of practice today were receiver Julian Edelman (hand), safety Steve Gregory (hip), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) and tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion).

Limited today were running back Brandon Bolden (knee), quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder), defensive end Brandon Deaderick (ankle), defensive tackle Justin Francis (ankle), center Nick McDonald (shoulder), cornerback Sterling Moore (knee), running back Shane Vereen (foot) and tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back).

The Broncos didn’t have any players miss practice today, but linebacker Nate Irving (concussion) and guard Chris Kuper (forearm) were limited.

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8 Responses to “Gronkowski not practicing for Patriots, Mankins, Hightower limited”
  1. dontcensormebiatches says: Oct 3, 2012 7:01 PM

    The Pats are pretty banged up. Might as well list the players that are not injured or limited.

  2. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 3, 2012 7:47 PM

    The Pats never use injuries as an excuse, the expect the depth on their roster to step up and play well.

  3. armoderate says: Oct 3, 2012 7:54 PM

    The Patriots will be at full strength. They lie every week concerning their “injuries”. Sitting out and limited practice status are always well thought out and timed in an attempt to mislead their next opponent.

  4. proteus914 says: Oct 3, 2012 8:17 PM

    The Pats and the Bronx will both field the best roster they have on Sunday. When the Broncos win we will hear from the Pats fans the same thing we heard from the Steelers fans last year…injuries…injuries…excuses…excuses…

  5. ampats says: Oct 3, 2012 8:22 PM

    Just like Gronk missed practice last week. Lots of bumps and bruises now but the Pats are gearing up for the playoff push. Brady has Wednesday’s off and Hernandez is a few weeks away from returning.

    Being a Pats fan it is not about winning the division (annual event) but how will the team be at playoff time. Based on the current AFCE it looks like NE will wrap it up in early December followed by Miami finishing in 2nd followed by the Bills and the Jets with their top five pick in the NFL draft.

  6. sdarjen says: Oct 3, 2012 8:25 PM

    The Patriots will be at full strength. They lie every week concerning their “injuries”. Sitting out and limited practice status are always well thought out and timed in an attempt to mislead their next opponent.

    YA because the Pats are THE ONLY team messing with an injury report…EYE ROLL !

  7. clevername1 says: Oct 3, 2012 8:26 PM

    armoderate says:Oct 3, 2012 7:54 PM

    The Patriots will be at full strength. They lie every week concerning their “injuries”. Sitting out and limited practice status are always well thought out and timed in an attempt to mislead their next opponent.
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    If the Pats are playing at full strength, I guess they must not have much use for Hernandez. Is that what you are saying?

  8. wolfmanpatriot says: Oct 4, 2012 12:32 AM

    Liar, liar. I’m tellin my mommy!
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    Well guys, we can see one donky fan is preparing herself for a beatdown by out pats.

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