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Ninkovich, Wendell added to injury report

Posted by Mike Whitmer, Globe Staff  October 9, 2013 04:23 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Defensive end Rob Ninkovich and center Ryan Wendell were added to the week's first injury report issued by the Patriots. Both were limited at Wednesday's practice, Ninkovich with a groin injury, Wendell listed with a concussion.

Ninkovich and Wendell were the only additions to the injury report from last week, although defensive lineman Michael Buchanan missed Wednesday's practice because of a non-injury-related reason. Three players were removed from the report: receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, who had been listed last week with a shoulder injury, and offensive linemen Sebastian Vollmer (foot) and Will Svitek (knee).

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) also missed practice. Both were hurt during last Sunday's 13-6 loss at Cincinnati.

In addition to Ninkovich and Wendell, there were nine other Patriots who were limited in practice: receivers Danny Amendola (groin), Aaron Dobson (neck), and Matthew Slater (wrist), tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm), running backs Stevan Ridley (knee) and Brandon Bolden (knee), linebackers Jerod Mayo (ankle) and Dont'a Hightower (knee), and defensive back Tavon Wilson (hamstring).

Ridley, who had been the team's leading rusher, missed practice all last week, and sat out Sunday's game.

For the Saints:

Did not participate:
S Roman Harper (knee)
WR Lance Moore (hand)
T Zach Strief (ankle)
DE Tyrunn Walker (knee)

Limited participation:
DT Brodrick Bubkley (calf)
LB Ramon Humber (calf)
RB Mark Ingram (toe)
S Malcolm Jenkins (neck)
CB Kennan Lewis (knee)

Full participation:
CB Chris Carr (back)
DE Glenn Foster (ankle)
DE Tom Johnson (hamstring)
G Tim Lelito (calf)
S Isa Abdul Quddud (ankle)
LB Martez Wilson (ankle)

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