Injury Analysis: Patriots vs Chargers
Rodney done for the year.
Rodney done for the year.

Posted Sep 30, 2005


The injury report for the San Diego Chargers and the New England Patriots from Friday is indicative of the wear and tear the teams suffer through the regular season. The Patriots have experienced more than their fair share of injuries with the loss of Rodney Harrison among others. Here is Friday's injury report with insider analysis on the impact to Sunday's game.

Injury Analysis: Patriots vs Chargers
By Patriots Insider Staff

The Injury list as of Friday 4:00pm:

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (1-2) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-1)

San Diego Chargers:
QUESTIONABLE LB Steve Foley (abdomen); G Toniu Fonoti (hand); C Nick Hardwick (neck); WR Vincent Jackson (calf); CB Quentin Jammer (quadricep); TE Ryan Krause (foot); LB Shaun Phillips (calf)

Listed players who did not participate in "team" practice:
(missing any portion of 11-on-11 team drills)
WED: TE Ryan Krause
THURS: LB Steve Foley; G Toniu Fonoti; CB Quentin Jammer;
TE Ryan Krause
FRI: LB Steve Foley; G Toniu Fonoti; TE Ryan Krause

New England Patriots:
OUT RB Kevin Faulk (foot); T Matt Light (ankle) QUESTIONABLE LB Tully Banta-Cain (knee); CB Randall Gay (ankle); T Brandon Gorin (thigh); DE Marquise Hill (ankle); CB Tyrone Poole (ankle); S James Sanders (ankle); CB Chad Scott (shoulder/hand); CB Duane Starks (thigh) PROBABLE QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

Listed players who did not participate in "team" practice:
(missing any portion of 11-on-11 team drills)
WED: LB Tully Banta-Cain; RB Kevin Faulk; CB Randall Gay; T Brandon Gorin; DE Marquise Hill; T Matt Light; CB Tyrone Poole; S James Sanders; CB Chad Scott; CB Duane Starks
THURS: LB Tully Banta-Cain; RB Kevin Faulk; CB Randall Gay; T Brandon Gorin; DE Marquise Hill; T Matt Light; CB Tyrone Poole; S James Sanders; CB Chad Scott; CB Duane Starks
FRI: LB Tully Banta-Cain; RB Kevin Faulk; CB Randall Gay; T Brandon Gorin; DE Marquise Hill; T Matt Light; CB Tyrone Poole; S James Sanders; CB Chad Scott; CB Duane Starks

 

LEGEND
OUT: Definitely will not play.
DOUBTFUL: At least 75 percent chance will not play.
QUESTIONABLE: A 50-50 chance will not play.
PROBABLE: Virtual certainty that player will be available for normal duty.

Patriots Notes:

OL Matt Light is out with a broken lower leg. Light had surgery to repair the injury and is expected to be out at least 8 weeks.

RB Kevin Faulk also suffered an injury in the Pittsburgh game. Faulk's injury will keep him out for an unspecified amount of time, but his lack of availability prompted the Patriots to sign Amos Zereoue.

CBs Tyrone Poole and Randall Gay continue to show up on the injury report. Gay and Poole have both missed time after suffering injuries early in the season. Expect them not to make an appearance as they haven't been seen at practice during the session which is open to the media.

CB Duane Starks has been hobbled by a thigh injury. He played last week against the Steelers but had to leave the game due to injury. He managed to return later on. This week expect to see Starks in action at some point especially with CBs still down (Gay and Poole).

CB Chad Scott, still a bit sore with a shoulder injury. Scott played last week, but showed signs of rust as he was flagged for penalties twice.

LB Tully Banta-Cain played last week, also showing signs of rust as he committed multiple penalties on special teams. He is listed on the injury report, but should be available on Sunday.

OL Brandon Gorin continues to miss time due to a leg injury. Gorin was splitting time with Tom Ashworth on the right side of the line at tackle position through the preseason until he was hurt. Now that Light is out, and the rookie Kaczur gets the nod at left tackle, Gorin's absence is more critical. The team brought in additional linemen to have enough options for the near term.

S James Sanders hasn't seen action for weeks with a leg injury. Sanders who was seeing significant playing time rotating in with the first unit during camp and the preseason, will be missed if he can't go. The loss of Rodney Harison makes the need of Sander's return ever more important. Expect Gus Scott to get the call in his place.


For updated information on players and their injuries be sure to check the Hot News section on The PatriotsInsider.com

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