Patriots wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s joint practice with the Panthers and is expected to miss Friday’s preseason game against Carolina, a source confirmed to the Herald.
Wilkerson spoke with players and coaches after he was evaluated off site Wednesday afternoon and is feeling “fine,” the source said.
Wilkerson was carted off the field after absorbing a hit from Panthers safety Kenny Robinson during a kickoff return drill that initially left him laying motionless on the ground. Robinson’s hit sparked the first of two fights that broke out in Wednesday’s practice, a day after Robinson and Wilkerson were involved in a scuffle that led to another fight in the first joint session. Robinson was kicked out of practice both days.
Wilkerson is currently fighting for a roster spot near the bottom of the team’s wide receiver depth chart. He spent most of last season on the practice squad.
Pro Football Focus and The Athletic first reported Wilkerson is expected to miss time with a head injury.