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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In a must-win game, the New England Patriots need all of their offensive weapons at their disposal if they want to secure a victory. However, it appears that today it was determined that they will be one weapon short. The team has ruled rookie receiver Josh Boyce out for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens as a result of an ankle injury.
The TCU product serves the role of primary kick returner for the team and due to injuries mounting at the wide receiver position, he has been more active there as well. However, he did not practice all week this week after suffering the injury in the fourth quarter of the team’s 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
The Columbia, SC. native has caught nine passes for 121 yards and no touchdowns this season. His best game of the campaign came on December 8 as he snagged five passes for 49 yards including a 22-yard haul that was his longest of the contest.
Starting left tackle Nate Solder is questionable for Sunday’s contest with a concussion. He was not present at Wednesday’s practice and was limited in Thursday’s and Friday’s practice. As shown below, injuries have been a theme for the Patriots, and leading up to Sunday’s showdown, that is certainly the case.
These two adversaries will begin their battle at 4:25 PM as the Patriots look to avenge their loss from the AFC Championship Game last season.