Friday, October 25, 2013
Injury report: Brady a full participant
By Field Yates
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After being limited Thursday during practice, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder) was back to full participation Friday and was listed as probable to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
He was a surprise addition to the team's injury report on Thursday, though the issue does not appear to be serious. Brady has been listed on the injury report with a right shoulder issue in previous seasons, but has never missed a game due to shoulder discomfort. He has started 71 straight regular-season games, dating back to the start of the 2009 season.
Wide receiver Danny Amendola (concussion/groin) and cornerback Aqib Talib (hip), who both practiced each day this week on a limited basis, are questionable to play after missing Week 7 due to injury.
Amendola will need to pass the NFL's concussion protocol, if he has not already, before returning to game action. Coach Bill Belichick did not indicate whether the receiver had taken it when asked Wednesday. On Friday, Amendola said, "I'm healthy and I'm ready to play."
Tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm), who made his season debut on Sunday, is listed as probable after practicing every day this week. Earlier in the week, he indicated that he was ready to put his current injuries behind him.
The Patriots have ruled out just two players for Sunday, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) and running back Leon Washington (ankle), who have each been out since leaving a Week 5 game against the Bengals.