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Friday injury report: Wheeler out as expected

Phillip Wheeler is not playing Sunday. If you are a regular here, you know I said I didn't see how he could play Sunday without a healthy opposable thumb on his right hand. It was fractured.

Look for the Dolphins to use either Jelani Jenkins or Jason Trusnik or both, depending on the defensive package, in the game. Many of you will ask why not rookie Chris McCain?

He's coming, but he's a rookie and he's also banged up, dealing with a hip issue.

Guard Billy Turner is doubtful with his foot injury.

For the Patriots, QB Tom Brady (calf) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) are listed as questionable. They are both expected to play.

Here is the full injury report:

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