Vollmer misses practice, could be out awhile


Vollmer misses practice, could be out awhile

FOXBORO -- The Patriots participated in a padless walkthough at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, in preparation for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Only one player, offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer was missing from the session, and CSNNE's Mike Giardi reports that he will be out for the foreseeable future with not just a back injury, but a foot injury too.

Linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) returned in a limited fashion, but since it was only a walkthrough, we'll see if they participate the rest of the week.

Other notably limited participants were Devin McCourty (shoulder), Patrick Chung (foot), James Ihedigbo (shoulder).

Thomas (hip) feeling better, but still no determination on surgery

Thomas (hip) feeling better, but still no determination on surgery

BOSTON –  Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas (hip) is feeling better, but no decision has been made on whether the two-time All-Star will have surgery.

“He’s doing some rehab work out there with his people in Seattle,” Stevens told a pool reporter during Thursday night’s NBA draft. “He’s getting ready to host his Zeke-end (basketball tournament), which is a big deal for him.”

Thomas, who led all players in the Eastern Conference with a 28.9 points per game average, suffered a right hip injury in Boston’s second-round series against Washington but continued to play through it.

However, the injury only worsened and ultimately led to him being unable to return in the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland which ended in five games.

Stevens said no decision has made yet as to whether Thomas will require surgery.

“He has his follow-up appointment here in a couple of weeks to determine next course of action,” Stevens said. “And nothing’s determined after that. He hasn’t done a lot, physically, and will be off his feet until that next appointment, or won’t be doing any basketball.”