Rob Gronkowski not seen at Thursday’s practice

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The Patriots listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as limited in Wednesday’s practice with a knee issue, but it looks like he is going to be downgraded to out for Thursday’s session.

Gronkowski was not seen by reporters during the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday. Gronkowski was also not present for Tuesday’s practice, although the Patriots were not required to submit a participation report for that workout.

Despite the missed practices, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Gronkowski “should be good” to play on Saturday against the Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs. Gronkowski missed the team’s Week 13 loss to the Eagles after hurting his knee the previous week, but was active the rest of the way for New England.

If it turns out that Gronkowski can’t play, it would obviously be a major blow for a Patriots team that’s expected to be healthier on both sides of the ball than they were down the stretch in the regular season. Friday will bring an official injury designation for Gronkowski, although there’s not likely to be much other information about his condition coming from the team.

47 responses to “Rob Gronkowski not seen at Thursday’s practice

  1. We’ll never get the full story on what’s really wrong with him. But there’s definitely something up.

    Start sweating, Pats fans.

  2. He’s going to play. He’s been playing in games for several weeks. Knee is bothering him and the weather is cold, which I’m sure hasn’t helped. No need to risk further complications. But he’ll play on Saturday.

    The real question is how much effectiveness he can bring. He’s not going to be 100%.

  3. Maybe he is scared?
    Perfectly understandable considering what the Chiefs defense has in store for him.

  4. I can’t be the only pat fan worried that belicheck won’t let him or jones start on Saturday as punishment like he did to Wes back in the day. In the hoodie I trust but please Gronk and jones be smarter than the reports that are coming out say you are.

  5. It was despicable to see Pats fans gloat about other teams’ injured players earlier this season.

  6. geez, relax Pats fans. He is fine, he just happens to be their 2nd most important asset, and since he has been tweaked some this year they are just being careful heading into their biggest game of the year. Dude went to Florida this weekend for a quick vaca, and was out Monday night visiting a kid with cancer. Also, there is video online of him yesterday running the cone drill. Relax, dude is fine, they will have him wrapped in bubble wrap until Sat afternoon

  7. Everything looks good for the Patriots game this weekend. Home playoff game against a solid opponent.Same as it has been for the last 15 years. Spoiled in Patriot nation. Nothing but smiles.

  8. It’s a one game season now. If the best thing for the team is to have The Gronk working with the trainers, watching film, and guarding his health then I’m good with that. I’m going to trust that The NEP coaching staff has a great game plan in place, and that the players will be well prepared for the game. Saturday afternoon can’t come soon enough. May the better team win!

  9. If there was something wrong with him he would have stayed home and not relaxing in Florida.

    Nothing to see here folks! 🙂 Looks like the GOAT TE will be catching passes this weekend from the GOAT QB coached by the GOAT head coach of the GOAT organization in sports.

    Business as usual.

    🙂

  10. superpatriotsfan says:
    Jan 14, 2016 1:11 PM
    #PillGate
    #GronkRoidRage
    #Softie
    #HoldKneeLikeYouBeenShot
    ———
    #defendingchampions

  11. Tee hee 🙂

    It’s nice to see Patriot Hater is still thinking about the World Champions as their begin their quest to repeat in a couple of days.

    We own you.

    We punk you.

    We dominate you.

    Always have.

    Always will.

    Never forget.

    🙂

  12. Yes, he’s so stupid that he has impressed Belichick with his film study analysis, and purposefully banks his entire salary for retirement rather than have 12 kids out of wedlock and be broke in 5 years like the stars on your team. Let’s heckle him and his new SB ring, what a fool.

  13. The portion of practice viewed by the media is 15 minutes of two-hour session. That means you can’t say things like, “The Patriots listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as limited in Wednesday’s practice with a knee issue, but it looks like he is going to be downgraded to out for Thursday’s session.”

    Bad reporter. No cookie.

  14. From a reliable source. AGAIN.. Take it for what it’s worth (but my track record speaks for itself).

    Minor Swelling in his knee. He was held out for rest more than anything else. They’re handling him similar to how the would in the preseason. He will be back in limited participation tomorrow.

  15. Oh good, so now if the Chiefs win it will be because gronk is injured and then when they go and end Peytons career for a second time in one season it will be because he’s old.

    Chiefs won’t get any respect until they win the super bowl despite one of the greatest turnarounds in NFL history and missing their best player.

    Defense wins championships and this team is giving up an average of less than 12 a game for the last 11.

  16. Tee hee 🙂

    It’s nice to see Patriot Hater is still thinking about the World Champions as their begin their quest to repeat in a couple of days.

    We own you.

    We punk you.

    We dominate you.

    Always have.

    Always will.

    Never forget.
    🙂

    Yes because you play on that team. Yes you are in fact Tom Brady. We know you’re the WOW player from South Park.

  17. If he was as tough as JJ Watt this wouldn’t be a story.

    Yea JJ Watt is so tough he completely disappeared against KC and then faked an injury for an excuse.

    Is that you Bob Mcnair?

    Gronk will be fine. Pats will be fine. KC will be on the couch come Sunday.

    Book it.

  18. All the usual haters are in attendance today.

    How ya’ doing guys? It’s your favorite time of the year;
    the time when your team is planning their offseason activities and the Pats are on a Quest to continue 15+ years of dominance.

    All is right in the Football Universe.

    Suckit Haters!

  19. Same old haters, same old posts, same old pathetic lives they have. Sure sucks to be them!! Nothing better to do , other than post about the 4 time super bowl champs. Pretty sad!
    Go Pats!!

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