Schefter adds that Hernandez is struggling to make cuts on his previously injured ankle and that’s why he is missing this weekends game.
Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston adds that Hernandez is expecting the birth of his child, so there’s a chance that he stayed. Reiss adds that he could rejoin the team before Sunday’s game.
Hernandez was absent for Thursday’s practice, so there’s also a chance that he could have re-injured his ankle. We’ll have more updates regarding his status for Sunday’s game.