The sprained ankle Patriots rookie defensive end Chandler Jones is dealing with will likely cause him to miss Sunday's game at Miami.
The injury is a mild high ankle sprain, not as severe as the one suffered by Aaron Hernandez in Week 2 against the Cardinals. Hernandez missed four games before returning for Weeks 6 and 7, then missed another three games before playing against the Jets last week.
Jones injured the ankle in New England's Week 11 win over the Colts. He was inactive against the Jets on Thanksgiving.
Jones is tied with Rob Ninkovich for the team lead in sacks with six.