Stephon Gilmore is once again missing snaps due to dehydration

New England Patriots Estadio Azteca
New England Patriots players, including cornerback Stephon Gilmore and strong safety Duron Harmon take the field for warmups at Azteca Stadium. –AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

For the second time this season, Stephon Gilmore was  sidelined because of dehydration. During the third quarter of the Patriots-Raiders game at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, New England announced the cornerback was questionable to return. Gilmore was replaced by Johnson Bademosi, but Gilmore returned to the field during the fourth quarter.

CBS speculated during its game broadcast that his symptoms could be a result of the high altitude, but Sunday’s contest was not the first time Gilmore experienced dehydration. He also experienced it in Week 3 against the Texans.

Shortly after Gilmore’s departure to the locker room, the Patriots announced that wide receiver Danny Amendola was also suffering from dehydration. Listed as questionable to return, Amendola had six receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown on the day. The 32-year-old also returned to the game during the fourth quarter.

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For the record, quarterback Tom Brady has not yet been diagnosed with dehydration, which might have something to do with his daily consumption of 12 to 25 glasses of water.