The New England Patriots offense, which was already weak on depth, took another knock on Wednesday, August 30.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton has been placed on injured reserve.
Thornton, who suffered a shoulder injury on August 17, will miss at least four regular-season games.
Thornton suffered the injury during the first joint practice with the Green Bay Packers, when he landed hard on his shoulder and had to leave immediately.
Thornton was forced to miss the final two preseason games as a result.
On August 10, he had two catches for 31 yards against the Houston Texans in the first preseason game.
Thornton, a second-round pick in 2022, will begin the season on injured reserve for the second year in a row.
Thornton missed the 2022 preseason due to a collarbone injury.