Wednesday injury report: Tom Brady (shoulder) sits out

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady met with the media on Wednesday morning, as is his custom during the season. He was in the locker room following Patriots practice, also not uncommon.

But for the first time since the season began, Brady did not practice, sitting out Wednesday’s workout with what the team listed as a right shoulder injury. He attempted a career-high 65 passes in Sunday’s loss to San Francisco, so it’s likely that Brady was the beneficiary of a “maintenance day,” to borrow a hockey term during the NHL lockout.

Linebacker Mike Rivera was the only other eligible player to miss practice. He left Sunday’s loss to the 49ers with an ankle injury, and did not return.


Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who left Sunday’s game with a knee injury and did not return, was back at practice, participating in a limited role. He was one of 18 Patriots who were listed as being limited, a list that included tight end Rob Gronkowski.

The full injury report:
Did not practice
QB Tom Brady, right shoulder
LB Mike Rivera, ankle

Limited participation
S Patrick Chung, shoulder
G Dan Connolly, back
CB Alfonzo Dennard, hamstring/knee
TE Rob Gronkowski, forearm/hip
TE Aaron Hernandez, ankle
LB Dont’a Hightower, hamstring/shoulder
DE Chandler Jones, ankle
WR Brandon Lloyd, knee
DT Kyle Love, knee
G Logan Mankins, ankle/calf
LB Jerod Mayo, elbow
OL Nick McDonald, shoulder
OT Nate Solder, abdomen
LB Brandon Spikes, knee/ankle
CB Aqib Talib, hip
OT Sebastian Vollmer, back/knee
WR Wes Welker, ankle
LB Tracy White, elbow

Did not participate

RB Rashad Jennings, concussion
FB Greg Jones, thigh
RB Maurice Jones-Drew, foot
S Drew Lowery, foot
CB Brad Meester, foot
LB Paul Posluszny, groin
WR Cecil Shorts, concussion

Limited participation
DT Tyson Alualu, calf
CB Derek Cox, hamstring
CB Rashean Mathis, groin
CB Aaron Ross, calf
DE Steve Selvie, concussion

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