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What do you think the odds for playing this Sunday are?
zero percent chance
I imagine the boot is used to keep pressure off the sprain while the swelling goes down... that doesn't mean once the boot isn't needed that there isn't still damage there, or that the threat of re-injury doesn't exist. Besides, walking through a locker room and making a sharp cut on the field are completely different things.
If it was the SB he'd play like Gronk did and by play like Gronk did I mean both suit up but be ineffective due to the injury. Luckily it's week 4 so they'll continue to let him heal.
they will not rush him back onto the field. Unless he is 100%, he won't play. Our offense scored 30 points against a very good defense on the road without him. We should be ok until he is healthy. Plus I liked what I saw from Winslow, who with another week of practice should get more reps this week. If he can become a larger role over the next few weeks, Hernandez won't be back until the Jets game or after the bye.
He was in the locker room yesterday too. From ESPN Boston Blog yesterday:
Quick hits from locker room - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
This might be a good sign that he might be practicing next week and possibly returning by the Jets game, if not sooner (although I doubt they will make his first game back a road game in Seattle).
No business rushing the guy back. Pretty amazing and fortunate, though, that the injury wasn't worse. I figured that was insta-IR when I saw it on TV.
The sprain was prob not as bad as people thought. The guy is young, so its not surprising he bounced back quickly. I will be shocked if it takes a full 6 weeks for him to return.
Correct. I am very good at walking thru locker rooms.
Making a cut on the field that separates me from an NFL defender, not so much.
This is a good sign. They should take this slow and put more in for Kellen Winslow, Jr. He was moving well in the Ravens games and is a warrior. Getting Hernandez back later in the season is fine with the receiving corps Brady has to work with. Lloyd, Welker, Branch, Gronkowski and Winslow is pretty formidable.
It's also quite possible that he has either a gel cast over it, or a tightly-wound ACE bandage to keep the ankle from shifting/moving too much while he walks. You wouldn't see that under a light-mesh sock and/or his jeans.
I would think Winslow would be on his way out once Hernandez returns, unless Winslow becomes unstoppable the next few weeks.
You totally underestimate BB's lust for Tight Ends
I think, assuming that Fells is healthy, that you'll see Hoomanawanui go instead of Winslow, and if Winslow is doing well after week 8, that Shiancoe will be moved to permanent IR and Winslow will be the backup to Hernandez, with Fells being the backup to Gronk. If Winslow doesn't work out well enough, they'll give Shiancoe a go once he's eligible to return. Either way, you're going to have 4 TE's on this roster, with two being more traditional TE's and two being more hybrid WR/TE types.
If he's back after the bye week, that is good news.
Beat me to it.
Never go against a Sicilian when responding to a TE post is on the line.
Fewer than 4 TE's on this year's roster would be INCONCEIVABLE!
Good news another week for Winslow to learn our Offense.
I think BB's penchant for TE's is well and truly out in the open now.
C'mon Scotty you KNEW Winslow was asking for his release, didn't you?
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