Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/22/12
The Patriots have battled many injuries to key players this season. Big names like Logan Mankins, Aaron Hernandez, Chandler Jones, Rob Gronkowski and others have missed games. In some ways the injuries have been the story of the season. It's a tale that won't change this Sunday against the Jaguars where the Patriots will have to do without two of their key defensive players.ESPN:Middle linebacker Brandon Spikes, right cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play for the Patriots in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the team announced. That is some pretty awful news. Though admittedly it'd be more awful if the team wasn't facing the lowly 2-12 Jacksonville Jaguars.Gronkowski, Spikes and Dennard all practiced all week. Gronk was not expected to play since breaking his forearm in Week 11 against the Colts. This would be Week 4 of the 4-6 weeks he was supposed to miss.Dennard has left the past two games due to injury. Neither caused him to miss any practice tim...
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