By: Ian Logue
Jeff Howe of NESN.com reported on Wednesday that Patrick Chung and defensive linenman Vince Wilfork were among five players not seen during the media portion of practice on Wednesday.
The other players not present were reportedly Jarrad Page, Fred Taylor, and Matthew Slater.
Chung suffered a knee injury Sunday, and one report Monday said that he was scheduled to undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury. So far those who have seen him around the stadium have said that he’s not on crutches – which is obviously a positive sign.
As for Wilfork, according to the report it’s not known why he wasn’t at practice on Wednesday. His name wasn’t on the injury report, and it’s not believed that he was injured in Sunday’s win over the Chargers.
Slater left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, and his loss put them in a tough spot because he’s a big part of their special teams units. Page has also had a similar role on special teams and his loss also costs them some depth at safety defensively. He’s now missed his fourth consecutive practice while he continues to recover from a calf injury he sustained against the Ravens two weeks ago.
Meanwhile Fred Taylor continues to recover from a toe injury that has kept him out of practice since September 24th. Since then it’s been BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead handling the majority of the carries, with Sammy Morris coming in periodically to spell them.