The New England Patriots’ official injury report remained unchanged on Thursday, and center Bryan Stork’s status for Sunday remains uncertain as well.
Stork was officially listed as a non-participant in New England’s practice session for the second day in a row, after leaving the divisional round against the Baltimore Ravens with a knee injury.
The rookie center has started the last 12 games he’s played in since the Patriots’ offensive line reshuffled in the middle of September. And as he departed to the locker room versus Baltimore, former starting center Ryan Wendell was called upon to take over while Josh Kline stepped in at right guard.
Those two could very well be stepping into those spots again for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
But the Patriots are working through additional injuries. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell was limited again on Thursday due to shoulder and toe injuries suffered during the final weeks of the regular season. And on the other side of the ball, defensive lineman Chris Jones (elbow), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), and cornerback Brandon Browner (knee) were also listed as limited for the second straight session.
Browner left New England’s 35-31 win over the Ravens and did not return, though his attendance in this week’s practices appears to be a positive sign for New England’s 6:40 p.m. kickoff versus Indianapolis.
Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) rounded out Thursday’s practice report as a full participant.