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Report: Gronkowski got injection in knee on Thursday

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wasn’t at practice on Thursday after a limited practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury.

It was the second day of practice that Gronkowski has missed this week and he reportedly spent part of Thursday receiving treatment on his knee at a Boston hospital. Adam Schefter and Mike Reiss of ESPN report that part of that treatment involved getting an injection in the knee.

Gronkowski missed a game during the regular season after injuring his knee against the Broncos in late November, but Schefter and Reiss report that the team expects he will be in the lineup against the Chiefs. They do add that the Patriots will “ultimately” need to see how his before the game on Saturday before any decision will be definite.

Playing without Gronkowski would leave the Patriots without a major offensive weapon, which will make his status closely watched between now and Saturday’s kickoff.

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58 Responses to “Report: Gronkowski got injection in knee on Thursday”
  1. flash1287 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:00 PM

    Won’t matter, Patriots D is way better than KC offense.
    Patriots win.

  2. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 14, 2016 4:00 PM

    Can’t wait to stop hearing about this team and their shenanigans in a few weeks.

  3. bigdawg24 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:02 PM

    Is the NFL going to make him take a pee drug test before the game?

  4. whyalwaysthehate says: Jan 14, 2016 4:02 PM

    Guys don’t get injection in the knee not to play. So, maybe they can count on him as a “major offensive weapon”, Geesh. Keep watching closely.

  5. bartor1544 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:03 PM

    Cortisone…?

  6. wte1 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:04 PM

    As a Patriots fan I am upset with Gronk flying to Florida last weekend with a bad knee. I can’t imagine that’s good knee treatment for someone 6′ 6″ and sitting in a cramped airplane seat.

  7. imodan says: Jan 14, 2016 4:05 PM

    CHEATER! said it for ya Trolls.

  8. willycents says: Jan 14, 2016 4:05 PM

    Just a little pain meds, no worry. He’ll get a couple more in the next few days so he won’t even feel his knee, even if he blows it out.

  9. brendafortheboyz says: Jan 14, 2016 4:11 PM

    A game-time decision……nobody will have a clue!!! It is the BB way……questionable…..lol

  10. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jan 14, 2016 4:11 PM

    romophobic-was it an injection of synthetic marijuana? better get the nfl to investigate a fraudulent report.

  11. mataug says: Jan 14, 2016 4:12 PM

    wondering if the line’s moved a wee bit or not since the news coming from the Pats side this week (Jones, Gronk, lack of clarity about Edelman)

  12. coolhandgianluca says: Jan 14, 2016 4:12 PM

    Sythentic weed causes knee infections?

  13. tbisgod says: Jan 14, 2016 4:14 PM

    If Gronk can’t go, we’re going to get spanked. I just saw Teddy B on ESPN saying Jones needs to be suspended. Not the kind of week we were looking for.

  14. We'regonnaneedabiggerboat! says: Jan 14, 2016 4:15 PM

    Heal quickly Gronk we need you !

  15. getakluwe says: Jan 14, 2016 4:15 PM

    What’s bad for the Patriots is good for football in general.

  16. gysot says: Jan 14, 2016 4:17 PM

    Tripped over Chandler Jonses bong.

  17. rogerdw66 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:18 PM

    Are you sure it’s not a cover up for something else. It’s the Pats, you know.

  18. smasonsmith says: Jan 14, 2016 4:19 PM

    Coupled with earlier reports of some minor swelling in the knee: Cortisone.

    Meh.

  19. pghguyy says: Jan 14, 2016 4:20 PM

    Uh oh pats fans! Tom’s best weapon!

  20. heybackatyou says: Jan 14, 2016 4:21 PM

    What a shame if the Pats go ‘none and done’ this weekend. All the goodwill built up this year by Pat Fans on this site will result in much sympathy. I can feel the tears building up already.

  21. weepingjebus says: Jan 14, 2016 4:23 PM

    How oddly specific, anonymous BSPN source “familiar with the procedure” yet unaware of federal healthcare privacy laws. I would be a fool to doubt this.

  22. 34defense2014 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:29 PM

    Yeah, what else has he been injecting? Cheater- “Once a cheat, always a cheat!”

  23. BradyIsTheGCOAT says: Jan 14, 2016 4:33 PM

    soft cheater

  24. sportsfan18 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:34 PM

    Injuries suck.

    I’m not even a Pats fan or a Gronk fan either.

    It’s so much better when teams are at full strength, be it pro football teams, basketball etc…

    I like to see the competition and I love seeing the best go against the best.

  25. jjackwagon says: Jan 14, 2016 4:34 PM

    Won’t matter, Patriots D is way better than KC offense.

    You say that but where’s the proof?

  26. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:43 PM

    “As a Patriots fan I am upset with Gronk flying to Florida last weekend with a bad knee. I can’t imagine that’s good knee treatment for someone 6′ 6″ and sitting in a cramped airplane seat.”

    Um, you realize these guys fly first class and often on private jets don’t you ? If you think Gronk was flying economy I’d say you’re quite wrong.

  27. djaehne says: Jan 14, 2016 4:44 PM

    HGH washed down with PEDs.

  28. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 14, 2016 4:46 PM

    The revenge tour for deflate gate continues hey?

  29. mrphelps01 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:47 PM

    Knee injections can only be of two kinds: (1) Synvisc (sp?) which acts like a lubricant in the knee or (2) cortisone to help with inflammation. Knee inflammation can be caused by ligament and or cartilage problems. It’s unlikely he’d get a Synvisc type injection 2 days before a game. While it can calm inflammation, cortisone can contribute to ligament damage long term, so it’s used sparingly. Either way, it’s not good.

  30. ikeclanton says: Jan 14, 2016 4:51 PM

    Best tight end in the game will be ready to go this weekend.

  31. thun5der says: Jan 14, 2016 4:52 PM

    i don’t know who is funnier, the trolls who wish harm to the Pats or Pats fans who think automatically that the sky is falling. So let me help everyone. To the trolls LOL on your wishful thinking. The Pats will be the healthiest they have been since week 9 this Sat. Aside from the players who were ruled out for the year 2 months ago virtually everyone else will be on the field and for the most part healthy. Pats will be in the SB Vs the Cards and i will take Brady over Palmer 8 days a week. To you worrying Pats fans, Gronk just got a cortisone shot, no big deal. I am sure he is still sore from the injury against Broncos, but there is no structural damage, it is a pain thing. Watch the video from yesterday of him doing the cone drill . Sky is not falling

  32. plum54 says: Jan 14, 2016 4:56 PM

    Maybe manning will share his HGH with Gronk.

  33. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 14, 2016 5:00 PM

    Was Charlie Sly and Dr Guyer there?
    🙂

  34. terripet says: Jan 14, 2016 5:07 PM

    Pats one and done Kc 27 Pats 13

  35. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 14, 2016 5:08 PM

    plum54 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 4:56 PM

    Maybe manning will share his HGH with Gronk.


    I think PEDton needs all of Ashley’s shipments. He needs all the help he can get.
    🙂

  36. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 14, 2016 5:09 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 14, 2016 4:46 PM

    The revenge tour for deflate gate continues hey?

    —-
    28-24
    🙂

  37. fanofpft says: Jan 14, 2016 5:09 PM

    An undrafted rookie free agent held him in check last game. KC should be able to do something the same.

  38. itsfootballfolks says: Jan 14, 2016 5:12 PM

    34defense2014 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 4:29 PM
    Yeah, what else has he been injecting? Cheater- “Once a cheat, always a cheat!”
    ———————
    I would assume Gronk visited Florida to retrieve some of Manning’s extra HGH. As you all know from watching the undercover confession, many shipments were sent to Manning’s Florida address in addition to the Indiana address.

    Nothing to see here folks, just a litttle HGH from Peyton Manning to Gronk.

  39. trina16 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:25 PM

    Can this week from hell get over? I could swear that 31 fan bases just did a voodoo on us this week.

    Doesn’t matter, Bill won’t let anything take the focus off this game and they have proved, time and time again, that they rally better than anyone else in front of adversity.

  40. MichaelEdits says: Jan 14, 2016 5:30 PM

    Working at my computer all day is hard work, too. I got an injection in my bottom.

  41. Irsay's Bong says: Jan 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 14, 2016 4:00 PM
    Can’t wait to stop hearing about this team and their shenanigans in a few weeks.

    —-

    Yeap, the Superbowl is only a few weeks away.

  42. patsfiend says: Jan 14, 2016 5:33 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 14, 2016 4:00 PM

    Can’t wait to stop hearing about this team and their shenanigans in a few weeks.
    ———–
    Can’t wait to stop hearing about this team and their dynastic run of excellence after it dies down in a few decades.

    (Fixed it for you.)

  43. bullcharger says: Jan 14, 2016 5:37 PM

    fanofpft says:
    Jan 14, 2016 5:09 PM

    An undrafted rookie free agent held him in check last game. KC should be able to do something the same.

    ————

    Sure they will.

  44. thermanmerman99 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:37 PM

    Did he get juiced up by fellow boston cheater David Ortiz? Every team in boston is cheating trash. Add yet another asterisk to these con artists resume

  45. flash1287 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:38 PM

    From Ian Rapoprt

    What I’m told on #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: He did not receive any knee injections. He’s been getting treatment & getting ready to play.

  46. beastmode5150 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:54 PM

    They can inject jersey chasers now? Crazy!

  47. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 14, 2016 6:00 PM

    Can’t wait to stop hearing about this team and their dynastic run of excellence after it dies down in a few decades.

    ——————-

    The run where they didn’t win a super bowl for ten years? Yeah, I’m so jealous.

  48. whywerule says: Jan 14, 2016 6:23 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 14, 2016 6:00 PM
    ….The run where they didn’t win a super bowl for ten years? Yeah, I’m so jealous.

    Yes, you are jealous.

    That is clear to all.

  49. whywerule says: Jan 14, 2016 6:25 PM

    thun5der says:
    Jan 14, 2016 4:52 PM
    i don’t know who is funnier, the trolls who wish harm to the Pats or Pats fans who think automatically that the sky is falling….

    Only the fake Pats fans, like tbisgod think the sky is falling.

  50. bleck5 says: Jan 14, 2016 6:45 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 14, 2016 6:00 PM
    Can’t wait to stop hearing about this team and their dynastic run of excellence after it dies down in a few decades.

    ——————-

    The run where they didn’t win a super bowl for ten years? Yeah, I’m so jealous.

    _____________________

    Yes Id be jealous too. The winningest team in pro sports since Tom Brady came to town. (Yes even more wins than the San Antonio Spurs) and 4 superbowl titles and 6 appearances since the turn of the millenia.

    The second best aint even close 😂

  51. TheWizard says: Jan 14, 2016 6:58 PM

    What a shame if the Pats go ‘none and done’ this weekend

    If so, they’re still known as the 15 year dynasty

    And you’re still…………well, you.

  52. securb2013 says: Jan 14, 2016 7:09 PM

    First hit and Glasskowski is out of the game.

  53. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 14, 2016 7:24 PM

    Gronk just pawn in game of life.

  54. willie429 says: Jan 14, 2016 7:48 PM

    For one man, I think the Pats are dead. I know people will not all agree, but all of the N-E lovers and Bostonian sports fans have to admit that each week, this team has gotten worse. And injuries are playing a very significant role in the scores. I look for the Chiefs to win by at least 10, even in Foxborough. Sorry N-E, but look at the facts. That last game in Miami did it for me.

  55. alan226 says: Jan 14, 2016 8:08 PM

    You mean the last game in Miami that they handed off all game? Where a lot of the starters on offense and defense were rested?

    This is the healthiest the Pats have been in almost 2 months. The Pats win by double digits against Andy “clock management” Reid. Don’t worry Chiefs fans. Andy will get you to the playoffs, but he WILL throw up in his mouth when the going gets tough…..

  56. kissbillsrings says: Jan 14, 2016 8:15 PM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    Jan 14, 2016 7:24 PM
    Gronk just pawn in game of life.

    ————————–
    Love the Blazing Saddles reference……

    i have no doubt the Chiefs will dred him as much as the town of Rock Creek did Mongo!!!

    Go PATS!!!!!

  57. RE LEE says: Jan 14, 2016 8:22 PM

    Unless you’re a fan of the elite 8 teams left, you guys are just jealous and have too much time in your hands. Chiefs is a good team and not dirty. Maybe the Pats will or not win but it will be a good game. The Pats just went through the motion the last crappy games to save their players. I expect them to go full throttle this Saturday. They played the Chiefs once and the Pats already got their pulse. You losers think that the Jones incident will sidetrack the Pats. The same way Deflategate sidetracked them?
    As far as injuries? These teams have injuries, Pats probably have the most bodies injured but they are not exclusive. You losers gloat too much. The healthiest team will win the SB from the looks of it. The real Patriots team will show up this Saturday. Remember them, or did you losers already have your guard down.

  58. alcottclan235 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:24 PM

    Vancouversportsbro:

    I know it is really painful to have to lose in spectacular style to both The Pats in the SB and the Bruins in the Stanley Cup. But really, you need to move on with your life.

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