Tight end Aaron Hernandez will not be available again this week for New England.
Hernandez, who hasn't played since the Patriots victory over the New York Jets on Oct. 21, is still bothered by an ankle injury and will be on the sideline Sunday when the Patriots face the Indianapolis Colts, NFL.com reported Friday.
The low ankle sprain occurred during week two against Arizona. Hernandez has played in one of the Patriots' past six games.
In the four games he has played this season, Hernandez has 17 catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns.