FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell isn’t about to let toe and shoulder injuries keep him from playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.
The New England Patriots wide receiver was one of four players limited in practice Thursday. LaFell, who has been praised all week for his toughness, explained his mentality in the Patriots’ locker room before the practice session.
“At this time of year, everybody’s banged up,” LaFell said. “So when you think about sitting out, you think about all of them hard days you put in in camp, OTAs, and you’re like, ‘I didn’t do all of that work six to seven months ago to sit out now.’ So no matter what injury (anybody’s) got in this locker room, they’re going to play through.”
Check out the Patriots’ latest practice participation and injury report leading up to the matchup against the Indianapolis Colts:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
C Bryan Stork (knee)
WR Brandon LaFell (toe/shoulder)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
DL Chris Jones (elbow)
CB Brandon Browner (ankle)
QB Tom Brady (ankle)
Colts starting cornerbacks Vontae Davis (knee) and Greg Toler (groin) were limited in practice in Indianapolis after missing Wednesday’s session.
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