Patriots’ Phillip Dorsett questionable to return vs. Eagles due to head injury
Yes, you heard that right.
It wasn’t all good news though. Dorsett suffered a head injury and is questionable to return.
Patriots injury update: Phillip Dorsett (head), questionable to return.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) November 17, 2019
The Patriots spent the entire first half of the game with a deficit. However, they used some tricky play calling to finally get into the end zone.
Dorsett’s touchdown was their first of the game, and gave New England a 17-10 lead. It came with a pretty serious blow though.
Dorsett has been one of their better receivers this year. Entering the game, Dorsett had 23 receptions for 299 yards and four touchdowns.
Before leaving with an injury in Week 11, he had another three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown as well.
New England would love to have him back for the rest of the game. Although a lead for the Patriots seems like a sure thing, anything can happen. Dorsett will help to keep the pass game more open and stop the Eagles from zeroing in on Edelman and Mohamed Sanu.
It also does not help that New England’s running game has been basically non-existent in Week 11. Usually, they could just use it to run out the clock for the most part. Without it though, they’ll want as many options as possible.
Hopefully they can get Dorsett back sooner, rather than later. And if he misses the rest of the game, the hope will then transfer to him getting healthy and return for their Week 12 contest with the Dallas Cowboys.