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Report: Aaron Hernandez didn’t travel to London


According to a report from Albert Breer of, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will have to satisfy himself with the fish and chips selection in Boston rather than sampling one of the staples of British cuisine in London.

Breer reports that Hernandez did not accompany the Patriots to London for Sunday’s game against the Rams. Hernandez was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday before missing Thursday’s practice, the same kind of pattern the Pats have been following since Hernandez returned from the ankle sprain that kept him out of three games already this season. This report would suggest that Hernandez’s absence on Thursday wasn’t just about maintenance and could signal he’s suffered a setback.

There wasn’t much talk about a great risk that he’d miss this week’s game, but, if the report proves true, the Patriots must have felt that the combination of travel and game would not work out well for the tight end. Hernandez will have two weeks until the Patriots’ next game if he doesn’t play against the Rams, which could be enough time for him to fully heal and be at 100 percent for the second half of the season.

Without Hernandez, the Patriots will rely more on Rob Gronkowski to produce plays from the tight end spot. He continues to be limited in practice because of a hip issue this week, but that didn’t stop him from scoring twice against the Jets last Sunday.

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20 Responses to “Report: Aaron Hernandez didn’t travel to London”
  1. knucklebucket says: Oct 26, 2012 11:15 AM

    Better to let him rest to be fully healed.

  2. upperdecker19 says: Oct 26, 2012 11:16 AM

    But EVERYONE loves football in London!!!

    Roger Goodell

  3. bosfaninva says: Oct 26, 2012 11:16 AM

    Better to be cautious with a great talent like Hernandez. The Pats have more than enough weapons to beat the Rams.

  4. schmitty2 says: Oct 26, 2012 11:22 AM

    Better to be safe than sorry. With that being said it’s a well kept secret that the Rams are very tough on opposing TE’s

  5. ess1016 says: Oct 26, 2012 11:41 AM

    Not injury related. Becoming a father. He’s making the trip later.

  6. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 26, 2012 12:04 PM

    How did fish and chips ever become something that people actually want.
    It just sounds gross.

  7. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 26, 2012 12:18 PM

    Maybe they just wanted to save a little money.

    London is VERY pricey…

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 26, 2012 12:25 PM

    Not only that but kinda ballsy to send the PATRIOTS back to THE QUEENS LAND.
    They may be greeted as the traitors that they were from whence they rebelled against the crown!

  9. realitypolice says: Oct 26, 2012 12:30 PM

    Hey- can anyone answer this question for me?:

    This game is listed as a 1:00 pm start time on Sunday.

    Is that 1:00pm EST, 6:00 pm London time, or 1:00pm London time, 8:00 am EST?

  10. sj39 says: Oct 26, 2012 12:46 PM

    Gotta hope realitypolice is kidding.

  11. jolink653 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:09 PM

    Rams are a hard-hitting defense so it’s much better to play it safe and let him heal up an extra week going into the bye rather than getting him hurt worse…The offense will take a slight hit but hopefully Fells can cover for him and after the bye we get a much healthier Hernandez as well as a healthy Visanthe Shiancoe back

  12. bathroomben7 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:16 PM

    Can you imagine how bad this nasty guy would stand out in London?

  13. britishraven says: Oct 26, 2012 1:16 PM

    Kickoff is 1pm Eastern, 5pm UK time (daylight saving is this weekend for us).

    Fish & Chips is delicious by the way but you’re much more likely to find Indian or Chinese takeaways than “Chippys”

  14. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 26, 2012 1:40 PM

    A good plan…it was obvious Hernandez was less than 100% last week. Playing him this week would just put him at a higher risk for making the injury worse/ having it linger even longer. It’s not like he’s the Patriots’ only playmaker.

  15. azarkhan says: Oct 26, 2012 1:47 PM

    On NFL Network they said football ranks 8th in popularity in England, tied with darts. The NFL is wasting its time having games in England.

  16. oldirtyman says: Oct 26, 2012 2:23 PM

    Great Rams lose a home game and have to play infront of people that call soccer football

  17. stevincinci says: Oct 26, 2012 3:33 PM

    They are wll compensated for losing their home game, oldirtyman. And their not great.

  18. dkrauss93 says: Oct 26, 2012 3:48 PM

    Realitypolice it’s 8 am EST

  19. trojanwarrior007 says: Oct 26, 2012 4:40 PM

    painkillers can only do so much.

  20. footballer4ever says: Oct 27, 2012 10:21 AM

    upperdecker19 said:

    But EVERYONE loves football in London!!!
    You are right about that!
    They love their football, but not your NFL foodball.

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