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Aaron Hernandez Injury: Patriots TE is questionable Week 6

Aaron Hernandez has a shot to play this weekend.

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Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez could play on Sunday

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez could be a game-time decision for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to Jeff Howe.

Hernandez has not played since Week 2, when he suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He was listed as questionable last week against the Denver Broncos, but did not play.

Quarterback Tom Brady's numbers have not suffered too much as a result of Hernandez's absence. Still, the tight end was a big part of the Patriots' passing attack last season, when he caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns. He was the eighth-most targeted tight end in the NFL last season. Hernandez's big season earned him a six-year, $54 million extension in the offseason.

The Patriots passing game will need all of its weapons on Sunday, as they'll face off against one of the stingiest pass defenses in the league. Seattle has allowed just 192 passing yards per game so far this season.


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Aaron Hernandez Injury: High Ankle Sprain For Patriots TE, According To Report

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez suffered a right ankle injury against the Arizona Cardinals early in the game and did not return. The latest news on Hernandez's ankle is that his injury is likely a high ankle sprain.

If this is high ankle sprain for Hernandez, it could sideline him for multiple weeks or even months. It all depends on just how severe the sprain is. This injury can be difficult to recover from as it requires a lot of rest, and once a player has a high ankle sprain, it is more likely that he could sprain that ankle again.

With Hernandez likely out for at least a few weeks, the Patriots may be in the market to for another receiving threat. His backup, Michael Hoomanawanui, has not been involved in the passing game at all against the Cardinals.

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Aaron Hernandez Injury: Patriots TE Rolls Ankle Vs. Cardinals

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter of their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Hernandez was seen grabbing the upper part of his right ankle after rolling it during a Julian Edelman screen play.

Hernandez had to be taken off the field with the help of a pair of trainers and is being taken to the locker room for more evaluation. The injury appears to be quite serious since Hernandez was unable to put much weight on his right leg, and he is questionable to return to this game.

This is a blow to the Patriots as Hernandez was one of the top targets in the their offense. He will be replaced in the lineup by Michael Hoomanawanui.

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