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No practice yet for Gronkowski

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Amid reports that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may try to practice this week, nearly a month after suffering a broken forearm, he has not practiced yet.

Then again, the week still isn’t over.

According to Michael Whitmer of the Boston Globe, Gronkowski is the only player who wasn’t spotted at practice on Thursday.  He’s the only player who didn’t practice due to injury on Wednesday, with forearm and hip still being identified as the reasons for his absence.

As Tom Curran of CSN New England said earlier this week on PFT Live, Gronkowski likely will return in the postseason, which if the Pats get a bye will give Gronk another month to heal.

They’re doing pretty well without him.  When he returns, they’ll be even better.

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18 Responses to “No practice yet for Gronkowski”
  1. nolahxc says: Dec 13, 2012 1:29 PM

    This guy killed so many fantasy teams this year.

    I’ve come to learn that you either live by the Gronk, or you die by the Gronk.

  2. El Capitan says: Dec 13, 2012 1:35 PM

    i lived by the Gronk. then traded for Hernandez when he went down!

    him resting on the sidelines stops the TE targets getting muddied for my ff playoffs.

    and i’m all for that :-P

  3. unbreakable02215 says: Dec 13, 2012 1:38 PM

    Put him on the board. Grobobowski…

    Championship.

  4. jsho55 says: Dec 13, 2012 1:46 PM

    Star gets injured in the NFL…..

    Fans of that players team = Damn, this hurts our team and it sucks the league is without one of its stars.

    Every other fan = Whhhaaaaa my fantasy team.

  5. patriotenvy says: Dec 13, 2012 1:56 PM

    And that’s what matters…. fantasy teams. That and playing marbles.

  6. rhodeislandpatriotsfan says: Dec 13, 2012 1:58 PM

    New England should err on the side of keeping Gronk out until the playoffs. I can’t imagine he’ll play against San Fran, and why risk an aggravation of the injury against the Jags or Fins?

  7. newmarketmaulers says: Dec 13, 2012 1:59 PM

    @nolahxc

    He didnt kill a fantasy team. His injury killed a fantasy team. Drafting a guy very early who is junk kills a fantasy team.

    There is a difference.

  8. ccjcsr says: Dec 13, 2012 2:13 PM

    Basing Fantasy teams off of a TE is recipe for disaster….duh!

  9. all4patriots says: Dec 13, 2012 2:16 PM

    People rarely mention that Gronk and Aaron Hernandez have virtually never been healthy at the same time this year, the Pats WRs after Welker and Lloyd have been changing every week, and the O-line has had less continuity due to injury than it has had in years.

    Rest the beast and have him 100% for the playoffs, perhaps with a minor tune-up effort vs. Miami in game 16.

  10. 7milescott says: Dec 13, 2012 2:16 PM

    That’s why you NEVER take a TE in the first (or second) round I’m fantasy. Hell, I “settled” for Hernandez in the 10th round and looking just fine for the playoffs.

  11. danoj14 says: Dec 13, 2012 2:20 PM

    nolahxc says:
    Dec 13, 2012 1:29 PM
    This guy killed so many fantasy teams this year.

    I’ve come to learn that you either live by the Gronk, or you die by the Gronk.

    ______________________________________

    If you rely on Gronk for your fantasy team….you’re not very good.

  12. brazzz01 says: Dec 13, 2012 2:23 PM

    They’re not desperate for Gronk right now. Let him rest and heal up for the playoffs.

  13. jm91rs says: Dec 13, 2012 2:38 PM

    nolahxc says:
    Dec 13, 2012 1:29 PM
    This guy killed so many fantasy teams this year.

    I’ve come to learn that you either live by the Gronk, or you die by the Gronk.
    —————————————–

    Even after missing all these weeks he’s still the number one scoring te on the season in most non ppr leagues.

  14. ampats says: Dec 13, 2012 2:47 PM

    Fantasy Football,the marketing tool used by the NFL to create greater interest via the internet age by non or marginal NFL fans sans 1997.

    I always flip the channel when the subject of fantasy football comes about. As Bill Belichick always says, Stats are for Losers.

    I find picking the point spreads a much more interesting challenge.

  15. jrfrom508 says: Dec 13, 2012 2:56 PM

    Forget fantasy, I just want to see 8-7 doing his thing again. Best in the bizz. Real talk.

  16. jrs1972 says: Dec 13, 2012 3:16 PM

    I’m guessing he wont practice, but will be run onto the field a few times in the red zone for SF if for nothing other to be a massive distraction. Even in a body cast he would have to be double teamed.

  17. patsfan13 says: Dec 13, 2012 5:14 PM

    I’m sure Gronk is losing sleep over screwing up people’s fantasy teams. I hope they hold him back until he’s really ready.

  18. nicepak381 says: Dec 13, 2012 6:29 PM

    Gronk should be back for playoffs, not before.

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