As of Friday, the Patriots have only ruled out wide receiver, Chris Hogan and right tackle, Marcus Cannon. However, the Patriots still have a bevy of players listed as questionable heading into their game with the Bills. The good news, it looks as though a number of key players are poised to return for the stretch run. Ater a slew of injuries to begin the season to star players, the Patriots seemed to have finally weathered the storm. As for the timing, it couldn’t be any more perfect for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Patriots Injury Report
Kyle Van Noy
David Andrews looks ready to return after an illness that kept him out of action for two weeks. Ted Karras filled in well against Oakland but falter last week against the Dolphins. LaAdrian Waddle adds much-needed depth to the Patriots offensive line. However, it is the defense that looks to be getting a bit of a boost.
As a side note, David Andrews appeared at today’s shoe unveiling, and did not look sick anymore. Has missed the last two games with illness
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 28, 2017
Both Trey Flowers and Kyle Van Noy were banged up following the Dolphins game but were never really in doubt of missing any significant amount of time. The most notable name that most people have forgotten about is Eric Rowe. Rowe has yet to see the field in 2017 after proving to be an invaluable part of the secondary in 2016. A nagging hamstring injury has been the culprit of Rowe’s absence but it seems as though the time is coming for him to rejoin a secondary that has begun to gel over the last several weeks. Rowe immediately returns as the third best corner in a suddenly deep position group for the Patriots.
In a bit more good news on the injury front, both Tom Brady (he’s been battling an Achilles injury) and Danny Amendola did not appear on the injury report. They will, of course, be a full-go against Buffalo on Sunday as they look to clinch the AFC East for the ninth consecutive season.