Rob Gronkowski isn’t the only important player the Patriots will be missing when they take on the Jets Thursday night.
The Patriots confirmed today that not only is Gronkowski out for the Thanksgiving AFC East battle, but guard Logan Mankins and defensive end Chandler Jones are both out as well, both with ankle injuries.
A first-round rookie, Jones has started all 10 games this year and is tied for the team lead with six sacks. Mankins has been dealing with injuries for much of the season, and this will be the fifth game he’s missed.
Always thorough with their injury reports, the Patriots also listed 13 players as questionable and three as probable. The Jets didn’t list any players as out or doubtful, but seven (including Tim Tebow with a rib injury) were listed as questionable and 11 were listed as probable.