Wise battled an ankle injury for much of the end of last season, which forced him to miss the divisional round and the AFC Championship Game before recording five tackles in the Super Bowl win over the Rams. He's projected to be ready to go for the regular season, when he's expected to contribute in a big way unless third-round pick Chase Winovich (thumb) can eat into his snaps.
Wise (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game at Kansas City, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.
Wise was cleared from the injury report and his ankle issue Thursday after practicing fully, so this appears to be a tactical decision for the Patriots. Derek Rivers will continue to start at defensive end as Wise as been inactive for both playoff games thus far.
Wise is not listed on Thursday's injury report, Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe reports.
Wise sat out Sunday's divisional-round win over the Chargers due to a knee injury, but appears to have managed a full recovery. The second year pro is on track to draw his usual start during this weekend's AFC Championship Game at Kansas City.
Wise (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Wise was inactive for Sunday's divisional-round win over the Chargers, as the ankle issue forced him to miss his first game of the season. The 24-year-old seems on track to be ready for Sunday's AFC Championship Game at Kansas City.
Wise (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Wise won't be able to play through his sprained ankle, so he'll be sidelined Sunday while Derek Rivers fills in at defensive end across from Trey Flowers. Adrian Clayborn could see additional work on the defensive line as well.
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