The Patriots will be missing several key players because of injuries Monday when they take on the Jets in New York.
Wideout Josh Gordon, who is dealing with knee and ankle problems, has been ruled out for the contest, according to NFL.com.
For MNF: The #Patriots have declared WR Josh Gordon (knee, ankle) out, along with TE Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo. For the #Jets, LB CJ Mosley is questionable, tho he said he’s playing. TE Chris Herndon and DL Henry Anderson are doubtful.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 19, 2019
The 28-year-old has tallied 20 receptions for 287 yards and a score in 2019 and the impact of his absence could be amplified by some other question marks on the offensive side of the ball.
Tight ends Matt LaCosse (knee) and Ryan Izzo (concussion) have also been ruled out for Monday’s contest while receivers Julian Edelman (chest) and Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) have been limited at practice.
But the Patriots (6-0) have continued to find ways to win and sit atop the AFC East.
New York, however, got Sam Darnold back last week after he missed three games with mono.
The second-year quarterback revitalized the Jets (1-4) by throwing for 338 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys in New York’s first win of the season.
The Patriots’ health struggles could make their Week 7 matchup an uphill battle.