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Report: Aaron Hernandez will miss another game


When writing about tight end Aaron Hernandez practicing for the Patriots on Thursday, we included a reminder that Hernandez’s practice status wasn’t a great predictor of his ability to play in that week’s game.

It looks like this week will provide more evidence of that. Hernandez was a participant at practice again on Friday, but Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that Hernandez will miss a third straight game when the Patriots face the Colts on Sunday.

Hernandez originally injured his ankle in Week Two and missed three games before returning against the Seahawks on October 14. He played the next week against the Jets, but didn’t travel to London with the team for their game against the Rams and did not play last week. Given the disconnect between his practice and game statuses and the Patriots’ tight lips about injuries, there’s not much way to know when he’ll be back.

Guard Logan Mankins remained out of practice for the Patriots Friday, while wide receiver Wes Welker and guard Dan Connolly returned after missing the last two days.

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14 Responses to “Report: Aaron Hernandez will miss another game”
  1. truetrue85 says: Nov 16, 2012 2:52 PM

    Is he ever gonna play again? Love this guy, but I’m noticing a pattern of inability to play a full 16 games.

  2. knn9413 says: Nov 16, 2012 2:56 PM

    love this guy too..if edelman had not stepped on his ankle.. we would not have been saying this.

  3. rc33 says: Nov 16, 2012 2:57 PM

    A bad high ankle sprain usually remains an issue for the entire season. It’s not really gonna be completely healed ’til 2013.

  4. truetrue85 says: Nov 16, 2012 3:11 PM

    knn9413: Edelman was blocked into him. Not much he could do about it.

  5. knucklebucket says: Nov 16, 2012 3:34 PM

    knn9413 says:
    Nov 16, 2012 2:56 PM
    love this guy too..if edelman had not stepped on his ankle.. we would not have been saying this.


    Edelman was blocked into Hernandez.

  6. ampats says: Nov 16, 2012 3:42 PM

    Rather have have him continue to heal a little longer and be ready for late season games & the playoffs.

  7. descendency says: Nov 16, 2012 3:49 PM

    All I really want him for is the playoffs when the offense will need him.

  8. bingobrown12 says: Nov 16, 2012 3:50 PM

    Don’t really need him till the playoffs, let him heal.

  9. patriots87 says: Nov 16, 2012 4:04 PM

    this is ok by me. come playoff time other teams wont have any game tape on our two TE packages. and hernando will be more healthy. win win

  10. johnnyhambone says: Nov 16, 2012 4:09 PM

    time for belichick to put this china doll hernandez on injured reserve

  11. caseyanthonymunoz says: Nov 16, 2012 4:50 PM

    Ben Roethlisberger had the identical injury and talked about how he was in danger of getting the leg amputated.

  12. mariorat says: Nov 16, 2012 7:29 PM

    They are saving him for the Jets game next Thursday.

  13. q1ller says: Nov 16, 2012 8:45 PM

    Superpro my ass! He’s always hurt.

  14. lolo376 says: Nov 16, 2012 10:26 PM

    Regardless they are putting up 30+ points per game, got the feeling they’re doing this on purpose.

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