Welker headlines 9 questionable vs. Giants

Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Giants, while wide receiver Wes Welker (neck) headlines a group of nine listed as questionable. Beyond the absence of offensive lineman Donald Thomas (non-injury related, wife scheduled to give birth), there were no changes to the team's participation report on Friday.

Here's this week's injury report:

Out: LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)

Questionable: S Josh Barrett (thumb), DE Shaun Ellis (ribs), RB Kevin Faulk (knee), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), DL Albert Haynesworth (back), TE Aaron Hernandez (knee), LB Jerod Mayo (knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), WR Wes Welker (neck)

Probable: OL Donald Thomas (non-injury related)

And for the Giants:

Out: T Stacy Andrews (back)

Doubtful: C David Baas (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring)

Questionable: CB Prince Amukamara (foot), FB Henry Hynoski (neck), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (concussion)

Probable: LB Michael Boley (knee), WR Mario Manningham (illness), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee/shoulder), TE Bear Pascoe (finger), DE Justin Tuck (groin/neck)