Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may have been cleared by his small army of doctors, but he’s yet to be cleared by Dr. Day-to-Day.
The official injury report for Sunday’s game at the Jets shows that Gronkowski is questionable to play. Technically, it’s means that Gronkowski is 50-50 to play.
Coach Bill Belichick isn’t playing the 50-50 game with three other players; receiver Danny Amendola (concussion, groin), defensive lineman Tommy Kelly (knee), and running back Leon Washington (ankle) have each been scratched for the Week Seven showdown.
Cornerback Aqib Talib (hip) is listed as doubtful, even though he practiced on Friday. (We reported on Thursday that he’s unlikely to play.)
Also questionable are running back Brandon Bolden (knee), tackle Marcus Cannon (shoulder), guard Dan Connolly (concussion), receiver Julian Edelman (thigh), tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (knee), receiver Matt Slater (wrist), and safety Tavon Wilson (hamstring).
Cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), safety Devin McCourty (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (groin), and tackle Nate Solder (back) are each listed as probable.
The next developments will likely comes on Saturday, when we find out whether the questionable players and Talib make the trip to New York with the rest of the team. Those who don’t necessarily are out.