FOXBORO, Mass. — While it’s still unlikely Alfonzo Dennard suits up against the Broncos, the Patriots cornerback is moving well on his knee, despite reportedly having surgery.
Dennard had a “meniscus arthroscopy,” according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe. Volin reports there’s a short recovery time for such a surgery. It was unexpected to see Dennard back at practice on Wednesday.
Dennard was practicing again on Thursday, and the media was allowed to stay for a couple of minutes of team drills. Dennard was cutting surprisingly well on his repaired knee.
Michael Hoomanawanui was the only Patriots player missing from practice. He injured his knee against the Panthers on a second-quarter run by LeGarrette Blount. The knee looked hyperextended on the play.
After missing the first two days of practice this week, it’s looking unlikely that Hoomanawanui will suit up against Denver. That would leave Rob Gronkowski and Matthew Mulligan as the team’s lone tight ends.