Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks included a troubling footnote for the Patriots. Receiver Brandon Lloyd, who is second on the team with 34 catches, appeared to suffer an upper-body injury while diving for a catch, and all parties clammed up after the game regarding the question of whether Lloyd was or is injured.
Later today, the Pats will disclose all injured players on their first injury report of the week. But Lloyd has offered a preview, telling reporters on Wednesday morning that he’s “fine.”
That’s the word from Jeff Howe of the Boston Globe, who surmises that Lloyd’s decision to hold court with the media indicates that he’s not seriously injured, if he’s even injured at all.
The Pats host the Jets on Sunday in a battle of first-place (and second-place . . . and third-place . . . and fourth-place) teams.