The New England Patriots released their injury report Friday and one player is noticeably absent.
Linebacker Dont’a Hightower has been removed from New England’s injury report. Hightower was a full participant in practice this week. He has been slowed by a nagging knee injury this season. The fifth-year linebacker figures to have fully recovered from his knee ailment.
On the offensive side, Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski missed Friday’s practice with an illness. New England officially ruled the tight end as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Here are the other names on the Patriots injury report:
LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder)
TE Greg Scruggs (knee)
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle)
RB LeGarrette Blount (hip)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
RT Marcus Cannon (calf)
LB Jamie Collins (hip)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder)
TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, illness)
LB Shea McClellin (concussion)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring)
LG Joe Thuney (shoulder)
DT Vincent Valentine (back)