FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots got past the Colts on Sunday, and they also appeared to escape any significant injuries.
Here’s the Monday health checkup.
Quarterback Tom Brady showed no ill effects from his right foot injury and had his second strong game in a row. It might bother him enough to take a practice off each week, but he’s been just fine on game days.
Running back Fred Taylor missed his seventh consecutive game with a toe injury on his left foot. Taylor has been limited in practice for two weeks, but he can’t be too far away from returning to the field. And with the Patriots getting decent production out of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead, they’re probably not in a rush to overexert Taylor.
Right guard Stephen Neal missed his second straight game with a shoulder injury. He has been limited in practice for two weeks, and he was on the field a few hours before the game doing some running. Since there were no trainers around him, Neal might have just been getting in a workout because he knew he wouldn?t be playing.
Safety Jarrad Page missed his fifth consecutive game due to a left calf injury. He practiced Friday for the first time in five weeks, but he still seems like a little ways a way from playing in a game.
Cornerback Jonathan Wilhite missed his first game due to a hip injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he did not practice Friday. It’s unclear how long he’ll be out.
Defensive lineman Myron Pryor missed his second straight game with a back injury. He hasn?t practiced in two weeks, but he’s been around the locker room and doesn?t appear to be in any major pain. There’s no real timetable for his return.
Cornerback Kyle Arrington suffered an injury to his lower right leg in the first half, but he didn?t miss any time after being checked out by the medical staff.
Defensive lineman Mike Wright suffered a neck injury in the fourth quarter, and his return was listed as questionable. He laid on the field for a minute before walking off and receiving brief medical attention on the bench, but he didn?t return to the field.