New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is expected to miss a third straight game due to his ankle injury. Hernandez, who was injured in Week 2, has only 143 yards on 17 receptions and two touchdowns this season.
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is expected to sit out Sunday’s game vs. the Colts, I’m told. Been out since mid-October after re-injuring ankle
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 16, 2012
The absence of Hernandez means more targets for Rob Gronkowski, and likely an increase for Wes Welker too, as Hernandez often plays a similar slot role.